Studio Journal

Test workshop: Matisse

  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • November 17 to 21, 2020
  • watercolor
  • ADV

John Wilson, a founding member of the prestigious Australian Plein Air Painters group, will share his painting secrets on location and in our spacious Rockland Studio.

This is an amazing opportunity to enhance your ability to capture on canvas the beautiful coastline and nearby inland landscapes of Maine! If you are committed to advancing your skills, this is a workshop absolutely not to be missed…John is truly an extraordinary instructor and painter.

Wilson Port Macquarie reflections. 90 X 40cm.

This will be a  deeply informative  workshop for the serious artist who wants to move their work forward in a focused class environment.   John’s goal is to help you achieve a higher level of competence in all areas, through bringing paintings from rough sketch toward gallery ready. He’ll address subtleties of brush handling, tone, values, temperature, color mixing, composition, reflections, atmosphere,  perspective and reflected light, just about everything you need to support your skills as a painter.

We will be painting all along the salty Maine Coast, by meadows, woods and fields.  The workshop will begin with a short studio lecture on theory, followed by step by step demos on site and ample opportunity for personal painting where you’ll get attentive and ongoing personal time with John. He’ll hold your attention and his feedback is deep, personal & thorough.Over the week, your work will come to reflect the expertise he provides.  Come with all your questions; there will be time for answers!  John will provide a ton of info; it’s likely your progress will be huge as well!