2-Day Virtual Landscape Workshop with Michael Reardon

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 25-26, 2022


Register now https://northstarwatermedia.wufoo.com/forms/zkrzviw0lpnfmz  

— 12:30-4:30 CST with a 10 minute break half way through each day.
— $200 for members, $230 for non-members.
— For intermediate and advanced artists.
— Limited to 8-16 students.
— Line drawings, reference photos, value studies and a materials list available as soon as students sign up.
— Workshop videos pre-recorded and narrated
— Open to NorthStar members first and to others after January 15.
— A 30 minute review at the end of each day, as well as mini reviews throughout the day.
— Student questions during the pre-recorded demonstrations.
— Recordings available for 30 days after the workshop.

Participants will do one full painting each day: one of a former convent in Venasque, France, followed by a French coastal stone church. Each painting will be broken into several steps. After each step is demonstrated, there will be time to paint that area.

Demos will be pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review.  A 3-minute preview is on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y5ls2q7b.

Fundamentals covered will include working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect.

Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. An avid traveler, he uses watercolor to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.

In 2005 Reardon was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris. Originally trained as an architect with a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley, he was an architectural illustrator for over thirty years.  In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

Reardon’s watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the California Art Club.Reardon is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes from North Light Books.