June 17, 2021

Michael Reardon Demonstration and YouTube Link


Our guest demo artist for June was Michael Reardon who is known as an architectural illustrator, author and watercolorist. The subject of his demo was a French church coastal scene painted in a limited palette. Michael focused our attention on the composition of the painting as well as on the contrasting elements of light/shadow and warm/cool tones. Michael believes our role as an artist is to “just guide the paint along”, and he demonstrated a fluid wet-in-wet style linking shapes while creating contrasts that defined the subject.

Michael Reardon’s demo may be found on the NSWS YouTube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/nYsuVMiB0xI

You can visit Michael’s website at http://www.mreardon.com/