Explore transparent watercolor to achieve luminous light effects in your art. 
The evocative beauty of utilitarian objects—transformed when infused with light—will be the focus of this workshop.With an emphasis on preliminary process and careful observational drawing, this workshop will help you build a still life painting that captures both radiance and depth. Traditional and experimental wet-on-wet techniques will be explored. Discover why value is the secret ingredient in watercolor and how you can use it to make your paintings glow.

New Workshop Schedule to Come

Past Workshops

The Value Scale: Backbone of Luminous Watercolor,  Visiting Artist Workshop  
Springfield Museums, Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Springfield, MA

Starting With Middle Values: A Three-Day Watercolor Still-Life Workshop 
Gibson House Bed + Breakfast, Haverhill, NH

Learn the secret to increase luminosity and make color glow in a watercolor still life with the inclusion of a full value scale. More often than not, white objects are never really white! With an emphasis on preliminary process and careful observational drawing, this workshop will focus on building a still life painting that captures both radiance and depth. Traditional and experimental wet-on-wet techniques will be explored. 

Master Class: Drawing and Painting with the Romans    Five-Day Workshop 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Norman Rockell Museum  Stockbridge, MA

This engaging week-long experience with gifted illustrators and educators Irena and John Roman will focus on advancing student skills in drawing, perspective, and watercolor painting. Students will gain experience with observational sketching and simplified perspectives, completing drawings that will then be translated into dynamic, light-filled watercolor paintings. All levels of experience are welcome.