Special Event

David Daniels Workshop:  “Exploring Watercolor”

Date:  March 30, 31, 2021  (2-Day Online Workshop)
Time:  9:30 AM – 2:00 PM EST each day
Subject: “Exploring Watercolor ”
Price:  $100.00 Members, $120.00 Non-Members

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We are happy to announce that we will have a 2-day online workshop with David Daniels, “Exploring Watercolor” on March 30 and 30, 2021.  David was our wonderful demonstrator for our November monthly meeting. 

David will show us how to carefully construct a watercolor using preliminary sketches and value studies. He will also demonstrate his methods of using multiple glazes of wet-into-wet passages to achieve unsurpassed brilliance as well as the use of masking agents to achieve jewel-like clarity.

David Daniels, “Sondra’s Other Window”

David says that watercolor paintings can be so much more than a checklist of watercolor techniques.  He goes beyond the basics of paint application, and teaches how to construct strong, vibrant, personality filled paintings. He says “Technique is very important to this discipline, but it is the composition of your painting that will engage your viewer. When strong compositions and thoughtful technique are combined, it is an unbeatable combination. Painting is about being challenged by new subjects, excited by new materials and techniques, and eager to explore fresh ideas.” 

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University.  From a young age, he loved nature, and looked to it for what he still considers to be an “Inexhaustible supply of ideas”. This fascination led to his formal training in botany and biology. Although he knows his paintings would never be considered photorealistic, his scientific studies continue to influence his work.  He makes great efforts to represent his subjects as a anatomically and botanically correct. 

David’s work has been selected for numerous solo exhibitions in Michigan and the Washington DC metro area.  His paintings are in many private and public collections around the world.  He has been the recipient of recognition and awards from many prestigious art organizations and his work has been featured in numerous books and periodicals.  In addition to being a full time artist, he teaches watercolor painting at the Smithsonian  Institution and workshops up the US and Europe. And theses are just a few of David’s accomplishments!!!