David Beale of Cortland, NY, will be leading a Clatsop Community College workshop “Watercolor CAN be Forgiving!” at Dots’N Doodles Art Supplies located at 303 Marine Drive in Astoria, OR from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a lunch break from noon to 1:30 p.m. ) on August 13th.
Mr. Beale was selected as one of the participants in the 2011 international competition Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, which is held annually at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery. He was one of four artists selected for the Au Naturel Workshop Series. This workshop is designed to help participants overcome the intimidation that many may feel using watercolor due to its reputation of being an unforgiving medium. He provides tools and approaches which lend themselves to a more spontaneous and relaxed flexibility during the painting process itself.
Participants will be encouraged to bring a "reject" painting, one that the artist is not happy with and doesn't mind sharing with the group or experimenting on. In addition, participants should bring the paints, paper and supplies they typically use. A suggested basic materials list is available upon request. The instructor will bring samples of different papers, paints, and other supplies, and he will also offer individual recommendations for materials to use in the future to make the painting process more adaptable.
David Beale combines painting, teaching watercolor classes, acting as executive director of the local Arts Council, and operating The Picture House, a gallery and custom frame shop he owns in Cortland, NY, to make a living in the visual arts. Mr. Beale has a wide range of interests, which in turn inspires and enriches his artmaking. “I feel my approach to living has continually involved an artistic bent, even though it has manifested itself in different outlets. In my mind I have approached music composition, carpentry, gardening, flying, and painting all in the same fashion. They feel to me like facets of one over-riding response to living, emphasizing observation, studying and thinking, combined with attention to hands-on craftsmanship and above all, an emotional involvement.” For more information about the artist and to view further images of his artwork, please visit his website at http://davidbealeartist.com/
The workshop fee is $40 at the door, or $35 if paid in full before August 3rd. Space is limited. To register for this workshop, call Dots’N Doodles Art Supplies at 503-325-5081 or stop by the store at 303 Marine Drive in Astoria during regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please also contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 with any further questions.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Curvaceous Landscape, Watercolor, 30"x22" by David Beale of Cortland, NY, selected for the 2012 Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century and currently on display at Dots 'N Doodles Art Supplies.