Vol. 4 - #2 Spring 2018
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Stan Kurth, NWS

Freedom in Watermedia Workshop at Miami Watercolor Society

Greetings  <<First Name>>,

Hope you're having a great spring season wherever you are. Here in Arizona it's starting to heat up which means another six months until it's nice again. Back in March I had a wonderful time in Miami teaching a fine group of Miami Watercolor Society painters. I also had the honor of selecting their Spring Show and awards. 
Miami Watercolor Society Workshop

The Daily Routine

I try to create one of these small paintings every day using a Pilot Precise V5 Rolling Ball black ink pen in conjunction with Chinese white, gouache and transparent watercolor. I'm still selling these small paintings for $50 each unframed which includes shipping in the continental United States. They're roughly 8 X 8 inches square on a 12 X 9 inch sheet out of a Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook, signed and dated right below the square. You can find more on my website. They're the "Colored Drawings". Contact me if you see something you're interested in. 
Recently purchased and framed by collector, Jamin.

Recent Painting

Windowpane #15  -  14 X 21 inches  -  Watercolor, Acrylic and Gesso on Paper

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

National Watercolor Society 2018 Member Show
May 3rd - June 24th, 2018
NWS Gallery
915 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
Coastal Anxiety #24  -  Watermedia on Paper

Alabama Art Colony

In October I will be one of three instructors at the Sarah Carlisle Towery Alabama Art Colony at Children's Harbor on Lake Martin. Check it out!

"Children’s Harbor is a picture-perfect place for painters. Reminiscent of a New England seaside village, this inspiring setting welcomes visitors with its signature wooden lighthouse and charming Early-American style church known as Children’s Chapel. The grounds only get better from there!
Located on beautiful Lake Martin, 15 miles south of Alexander City, Alabama, on Highway 63, Children’s Harbor has long been home to the Art Colony workshops. The wooded campus features large, rustic-style lodges where artists gather to set up the studio spaces they will use throughout their stay. These spacious venues let artists spread out easels and supplies and give instructors plenty of room for class demonstrations. A major bonus is that inspiring views of the lake and woods are everywhere!
Just a stroll away from the studio venues are the dining and lodging facilities. Artists stay in modern, air-conditioned cabins with decks overlooking the lake. Meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the nearby Harbor Lodge Conference Center, where evenings are highlighted by special activities and lively conversation among artists and instructors."

Freedom in Watermedia Workshops

My workshops are designed to help students paint intuitively, starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. The process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is a painting which is visually pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Arizona Art Supply - May 19, 2018

Fanciscan Life Process Center - Sep 6-8, 2018
11650 Downes Street, Lowell, MI 49331

Alabama Art Colony - October 5-10, 2018

Terravita Art Leauge - January, 2019
Mixed Media on Canvas Wokshop

San Diego Watercolor Society  -  February 11-14, 2019

Oregon Society of Artists  -  August 11-15, 2019

If you or your group are interested in sponsoring a workshop in your area and would like more information about my workshops please reply to this email or inquire through my website.


An artist whose work I admire:
Dale Laitinen

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