Painting the Vibrant Fall Colors in Watercolor (F21)

Instructor: Robert O'Brien

This workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England in its glorious splendor. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor and he’ll explain his technique for capturing the vibrancy of autumn colors through the layering process. Techniques for creating light and shadow will also be shown. Students will paint during the second half of the class followed by a critique at the end of the session. This workshop is open to all abilities with some watercolor experience suggested. This class will be held in-person. Click here for a list of materials.


Robert O’Brien received his BA from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and has worked in watercolor for 40 years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on the landscape and architecture of New England. He studied with James Whatford, Tony Couch, and Marshall Joyce. He is a member of many watercolor societies - including the American and National Watercolor Societies - and has won numerous awards.