Painting the Winter Light in Watercolor (W23)

Instructor: Robert O'Brien

In this workshop you'll explore techniques used for creating spectacular light from an ordinary winter subject, where the greatest contrast between lights and darks can be found. You'll learn about composition, value, and using the white of the paper to capture the brilliance of snow. The instructor will do a demonstration in the morning followed by an afternoon of painting, and there will be a critique and class discussion at the end of the final session. All levels are welcome, with some watercolor experience suggested. This class will be held in-person at AVA. Click here for the class materials list.

Robert O’Brien received his BA from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and has worked in watercolor for 50 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 and has won numerous awards.