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Addressing the figure as the subject for a painting with the same artistic freedom and looseness employed when attempting other subjects in nature is the central theme of Don's figure class.
"Throughout the workshop I will be putting forth the concept that successful figure painting is more than a visual explanation of anatomical parts. While there is nothing wrong with reporting detail, perhaps we have traveled down the 'detail' road long enough. We can also benefit from exploring the figure through color, design and paint quality directions as well."
Don's classes are geared to intermediate and advanced painters who are looking for a challenge. Daily demonstrations will excite and stimulate those artists who are eager to stretch beyond the usual answers and discover a new looseness and expressive paint quality in their work.
Don Andrews is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama. He is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society.
Don is author of the books, Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor and Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist as well as the video Making Watercolor Glow. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist.
A nationally known artist and teacher, Don has conducted over 400 painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. More information about his work can be found at DonAndrews.net.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,