Realism Through Design
John Salminen (Session Two – All Levels)
In this workshop, John will share his approach to painting the urban scene in watercolor. He will help participants in all aspects of painting a representational cityscape or town scene – choosing the subject, adding mood and creating emotional content, lighting the scene for dramatic effect, using photo reference in a meaningful way and most importantly, strengthening and enhancing representational painting through design. The workshop will include demonstrations, critiques and lots of one-on-one individual help. Whether you’ve never tried painting cityscapes or are an experienced urban painter, this workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to gain new painting insights.
John is a signature member of numerous art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He is an honorary member of the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in China and is the first American ever to be awarded membership in the Australian Watercolour Institute. John has won more than 230 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times and the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times. John has participated as an invited artist in thirty-nine international watercolor exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, Mexico, Pakistan, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Australia and Ecuador. He is a frequent juror and judge of national and international juried exhibitions. www.johnsalminen.com