Marilee, my wife and I packed-up for a fun weekend of a demonstration and a full-day workshop. A dear friend offered her guest room for the weekend in southern Indiana.
FRIDAY: We arrived at the historic Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, IN around 2:30pm. Met with Wayne and Pam Cambell from the Art Association and Jeanne Bennett, Gallery Manager. I offered to do a watercolor demonstration for The Artist Walk at the gallery.
The Art Walk is held the Fourth Friday of each month – April through October. Approximately 12 galleries stay open from 4-7 pm featuring original, hand-made local and regional art, and fine crafts. Refreshments, music, demonstrations, and programs offered at each gallery.
Did you know that the Brown County Art Gallery is a pet-friendly business? Our Pembroke Welsh corgi, Tillie approves. She said they have the best cookies!
This photo I painted from was the beginning of the Wisconsin River in Land ‘O Lakes, WI. I painted this demo in a 5-color, limited palette:
If you have a chance stop by the gallery and explore all of the collections of art. I am honored to be part of the Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association.
Brown County Art Gallery
1 Artist Drive
Nashville, IN 47448
phone: (812) 988-4609
We had a wonderful dinner with Mrs. Charlotte Griffin and her husband at Farm Restaurant in downtown Bloomington. Charlotte is the First Vice-President of the Bloomington Watercolor Society. This organization is around 90 strong.
Farm Restaurant Chef Daniel Orr and the FARMteam strive to create crowd pleasing recipes for every budget and taste using local foods with global flavors. The menu changes with the seasons and there are always daily specials.
In the afternoon students were provided with a reference photo. This portion of the workshop consisted of a step-by-step painting where I painted the first phase of the watercolor and students recreated what was demonstrated. Then I demoed the second phase of the painting, sharing tips and techniques. Students then painted the second phase. Finally I demonstrated the final phase and students completed their rendering of the painting in the allowed time. Throughout the paint-a-long I provide personal instruction, as needed, while students were painting.
At the end of the day a critique take place.
Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts an online art school, and Popovich Studio classes.