The Figure in Watercolor – The Art Students League

The Figure in Watercolor

Richard Weinstein

Richard Weinstein

Workshop Description

FEBRUARY 15 – 16
Saturday –Sunday
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fee: $315
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

“Too often, my best times are when I get lost before I get to where I’m going”….
—Andy Rooney

Whether an artist is sketching “on-the-go” or developing sophisticated fine art in the studio, watercolor has always been a hybrid of drawing and painting, or a fantastic bridge medium between the two. It utilizes the best of both while encouraging risk and chances of accident, along with teaching patience. With experimentation and experience being the greatest teacher, this process–oriented workshop will explore the nuances of the challenging, unpredictable, and easily escapable medium while working on increased observational abilities. Working from the live model, a few warm-up exercises will precede longer sustained poses (day 1, nude; day 2, clothed) that explore a variety of fundamental questions as they pertain to picture making: How might we design stronger compositions? How does the watercolor medium bridge drawing and painting? What, when, where, and how can watercolor be controlled, and when should it be allowed to work on its own?

About the Instructor

RICHARD WEINSTEIN specialized in figurative/ portraiture work while employed 10 years as a muralist for Evergreene Studios. He was also an editorial caricaturist, commercial storyboard illustrator, a visiting painting instructor for the prestigious Doon School, in Dehradun, India, and is presently full-time teaching Illustration and Advanced Watercolor at the High School of Art and Design, in Manhattan. He earned the Phyllis Mason Grant while studying formal portrait painting at the Art Students League of NY, working in both oils and watercolor under notable figurative/ portrait artists Ronald Sherr, Max Ginsburg, Irwin Greenberg, Sharon Sprung, Costa Vavagiakis, and privately with Burt Silverman. His work is in numerous private collections.

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