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Andy Evansen

Painting Stronger Watercolors


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 March 15, 16 & 17, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



From Hastings, Minnesota, Andy’s work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.  He is a signature member of Plein Air Painters of America and served as President from 2015 to 2017. 

His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze and High Winds Medals from the American Watercolor Society.

His love of painting on location also led to him being a featured presenter at the 2014 and 2016 Plein Air Conventions and inclusion in the 2017 Qingdao International Masters Watercolor Plein Air Event.


Painting loosely doesn't just happen, it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time.  However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. 

My workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene.  These large shapes provide the artist with opportunities for lost edges when painting in watercolor, which is essential if we are to take full advantage of the medium.  Too often the 'found edges', or details, take over the painter's thinking process, and the result is a tight watercolor. 

Demonstrations will be done daily to reinforce the day’s lessons.

In order to loosen up it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.  This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.

Website:   www.evansenartstudio.com

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