Workshops - Painting the Urban Landscape in Watercolor - CANCELLED ZOOM WORKSHOP

Painting the Urban Landscape in Watercolor - CANCELLED ZOOM WORKSHOP


Quite often artists can become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of “things” they see when viewing the city. Iain’s methodology is centered on breaking down seemingly complex scenes into manageable parts and assembling them in an order that makes sense to you and your vision.

It is not simply about understanding how to paint what you see; but rather begin to arrange elements in a way that is unique to you. There are very few skills more important than the ability to let go of detail and begin to see with confidence. That vision- the understanding that you can rearrange objects to satisfy your compositional ideals is at the heart of Iain’s approach to instruction at this level.

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Artist Bio



Iain Stewart has been painting in watercolor for over 20 years and has operated Iain Stewart Architectural Illustration since 1996. 

He has created hundreds of renderings for clients across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for a vast array of building / usage types. As an Architect he understands that an architectural rendering is first and foremost about accuracy and the ability to capture and retain your client’s interest. 

As computer generated renderings have become the standard presentation tool in architectural design, the line quality and subtle colors of a thoughtfully handmade illustration are extremely effective in reinforcing the human element in modern architectural presentation.  As an Architect and a working Gallery Artist, Iain Stewart’s images combine both the technical accuracy of a drafted perspective and the artistic atmosphere of a gallery piece.

Iain is available to work with your firm in person for fast paced vignette work or in the role of a traditional illustrator working from his studio. His work ethic and strong communication skills will insure that your image is completed on time and remain true to your original intent. He is well versed in most 2D and 3D software, Photoshop, and all the tools of the modern office environment. He can work from your 2D plans to create a computer model to generate your desired view or use a model you provide.

Renderings are used for many different purposes. Iain Stewart Architectural Illustration can provide your firm with the most appropriate, cost effective, way to showcase your design from a small gestural vignette to a formal large scale presentation watercolor. Iain can accommodate most budgets and short timeframes. 

Non Members Fee: $275.00 Members Fee: $250.00