Special Event: Mick McAndrews Workshop

Mick McAndrews 2-Day Workshop:  “Sophisticated Simplicity In Watercolor”

Date:  February 24, 25, 2021  (2-Day Online Workshop)
Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST each day
Subject: “ Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor”
Price:  $155.00 Members, $175.00 Non-Members

Remember Mick painting at our Member’s Meeting and how much we enjoyed the ease at which he painted.  How he simplified everything down to just what is needed and how not to get overly complicated or detailed with everything.  Mick helped us learn that it is all about “storytelling” and the viewer can help tell the story – we just have to let the mystery evolve.  Paint beautiful loose washes, don’t take things too seriously and keep the application loose without concern for details. 

Mick’s award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Mid- Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mick McAndrews, "Marine"

Mick McAndrews, “Marine”

 

 

Visit his website to view more of his work: https://www.mickmcandrewsfineart.com/

Artist’s Statement

Mick McAndrews, “Marsh Crossing”

I am a passionate painter who believes that time spent painting is precious and I believe that the fastest way to artistic growth is through the activity of painting. In all of my work I strive to simplify the overwhelming complexity of what’s in front of me into only the most important shapes and values. I enjoy painting outside where I can take advantage of surroundings, natural light, and the sights and sounds that influence each painter’s creative nature. Outside in nature’s studio is where I find great challenge and great reward. I must capture the moment because light and its effect, reflection and cast shadow, changes continuously. I believe that with watercolor there is a partnership between the artist and medium to balance the knowledge, technique and skill of the painter while leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive.

Significant Artistic Accomplishments:

Exhibited 148th Annual International Exhibition American Watercolor Society
Exhibited 2018 National Watercolor Society Member Exhibition
Exhibited 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists
Demonstration artist and field painter 2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo
Published interview June/July 2015 issue Plein Air Magazine