Teresa Saia

Plein Air Watercolor-Simple, Fast & Focused

August 23-27
All Levels $695

This five-day watercolor workshop, "Painting Landscapes and People in Landscapes", will reflect the title of Mel's book, Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused. Emphasis will be on design principles with the objective of building strong paintings by seeing and thinking simply, painting quickly and energetically, and focusing on the 'idea' of the painting. Design, composition, and color/value relationships will be discussed throughout. This workshop, which will take place outdoors on location, includes daily demonstrations with a step-by-step simple explanation of solutions to every problem presented by the subject, personal instruction, and critiques. Mel Stabin creates a casual, friendly atmosphere allowing an easy, open dialogue with his students.

Mel Stabin is an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist. A graduate of Pratt Institute, Mel studied the art of watercolor with Edgar Whitney. For over thirty years Mel was an award-winning art director and creative director for major advertising agencies in New York City. He is a Signature Member of prestigious art societies including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, and The Allied Artists of America.

For over twenty years Mel has conducted watercolor workshops with groups on location throughout the country and abroad, and for numerous art societies. He has received several national awards, had 16 one-man exhibitions and his paintings are in many private and corporate collections. He has written numerous feature articles for American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, Watercolor, Watercolor Magic, and Watercolor Artist. Mel is the author of Watercolor: Simple, Fast, & Focused and The Figure In Watercolor: Simple, Fast, & Focused both published by Watson-Guptill. For more information about Mel visit his website at www.melstabin.com