Workshops - Watercolor Impressions

Watercolor Impressions
Holter  Holter  Holter Painting

Watercolor Impressions will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings from photographs and explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions with dynamic results. 

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience. 

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques. 

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating portraits and landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

Many watercolorists have an aversion to painting people. Special attention will be paid to the steps Michael uses to paint his award-winning figurative paintings. By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you too can complete successful paintings.

You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

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Artist Bio

Michael Holter 

 Michael Holter is an American Watercolorist who has rapidly become known for his dynamic watercolor portraits and landscapes and for his engaging workshops. After a successful career in advertising design and creative leadership, Michael began focusing more seriously on his painting in 2011.

Michael is a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and has quickly become a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, The Watercolor Honor Society, The Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Society of Watercolor Artists, the Missouri Watercolor Society and The Outdoor Painters Society, and several others.

His work has received numerous awards, been published in the NorthLight Books issues of Splash 16 through 21 and has been selected three times to the Fabriano (Italy) Watermedia Exhibition and also the World Watercolor Competition in Taiwan. He was one of three US artists selected to travel to China in 2019 for the International Watercolor Week Exhibition and plein air painting activities in Shanxxi Province, Beijing, and Quingdao. He has been on the teaching faculty of the 2018 and 2019 Plein Air Convention. Michael has released two DVDs from Creative Catalyst Productions, 7 Steps to Landscape Painting in Watercolor and 7 Steps to Portraits in Watercolor.

Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creativity, from high school art teacher, advertising creative director and businessman. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael says, "My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes a painting so expressive."

Non Members Fee: $550.00 Members Fee: $525.00

This workshop takes place on:

Monday, August 9th, 2021 - Thursday, August 12th, 2021
9:00 AM-3:30 PM Login and sign up