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An example of fine art by Keiko Tanabe

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Atmosphere and intrigue come to life in these soulful and expressive masterful watercolors. The depth, the detail, the light... simply exquisite!
- Informed Collector

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Award-winning watercolor artist of landscapes and cityscapes

  • She captures a sense of place and people in everyday life

  • Her unique mix of soft and powerful brushstrokes creates a soothing and inviting effect

  • Price Range: $250.00 - $6,500.00

  • Main Website: http://www.ktanabefineart.com




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The Artist Says:


"Watercolor painting is a language I have learned to speak to tell my stories of who we are and how we live. It is a creative tool to capture the simple truth in our everyday life that may be overlooked but tugs at my heartstrings. It is also a vehicle to communicate my artistic vision on the joy of living and the ingenuity of human creations. I travel near and far and paint with enthusiasm to celebrate the beauty we all share at this time on this planet."

"When I am true to my inspiration, my brushstrokes sometimes surprise me by exposing something of my inner spirit I was not even aware of."?

"I used to lay down several layers in order to increase the intensity of values. But in doing that, I could lose freshness. Now I mix my darks first thing, and put in the accurate tonal value of the darks right away. My goal is to finish with fewer brushstrokes."

"What is important, is not what we capture in our photograph, but what inspired us to take that photo in the first place. With this in mind, we can let our imagination lead us so our creativity won't become a prisoner of a photograph."





Collectors Say:


"The beauty, peace and joy you bring to others is constant, immeasurable and appreciated. Just a few moments looking at one of your glorious paintings and I'm filled with peace as if I've been meditating." -- Judy Prince

"Occasionally in life some people are fortunate to meet with something that speaks without words to them - in my case your paintings do that. It has given me a very special warm feeling to purchase a painting directly from you especially because we have direct personal contact. For me it is a very important factor and adds value to you." -- Kenji Asano

"Each of your paintings tells its own story on its own, but I love what you write about your thoughts and feelings or connections to each painting. They just come to life and are an extension of the love you paint into them! What a marvelous gift to the lucky recipients! It's as if very special places and moments in time are captured forever to be cherished or have special moments one can relive right in their own home!" -- Christine Krauss

"I received the painting today and am completely blown away. It's so beautiful. The computer image really doesn't do it justice. I love your work and look forward to building a collection with you. Thank you so much. It has been such a pleasure. I will send you a picture as soon as I can get it framed and decide where to hang it." -- Reneé Gantz

"We are new to the art of Keiko, but there is no question that if I could afford it, I would have her under exclusive contract to paint everything just for us. Her work is unbelievably good and we are honored to have just one small piece. PS. Great website and blog!" -- A. Lasnover

"Keiko is an exceptional human being, not only does it show in her work, but it is exemplified in the quality of customer care she gives to you. I was astounded by the Chino's painting, I used to have a restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe, and bought produce there regularly. The series of Chino's paintings brought back many wonderful memories in an instant. I am so taken with her work and her apparent attitude about art that I can hardly wait to get another painting from her in the future." -- Mike Downing, Quimby's Restaurant

"I stumbled across this painting (on the Internet), and it struck me. It's a beautiful painting, with lots of intrinsic emotion. It's true; I did get that feeling of "I've been here before" when I first looked at it. I also want to mention that I think your business instincts are right-on. You are most gracious, and handled this deal perfectly. Good luck in your future business inspirations and artistic endeavors. We'll check your website now and then to see What's new?" -- Tom and Isabel Abbott

"I'm not typically a fan of watercolor but your art has certainly turned me around. The depth, vibrancy and life you bring to your paintings has certainly made me look at watercolor art differently - thank you! We look forward to collecting more pieces in the future." -- Tanya Llera

"You have a wonderful sense of color, space, proportion and environment, and you are doing wonderful, wonderful work.""It's very nice and I am very happy I bought it... it will have a privileged place in my home. Thanks, Keiko!" -- Johanne Zenga, Pebeo

"We are so happy with your beautiful work and knowing what a gracious person you are just makes them more special... We will look forward to staying in touch and following your promising career."

"I am so enjoying the little painting (of Venice) I bought. My late husband and I used to visit Venice every year... Thank you for painting it."





Dealers Say:


"Keiko Tanabe translates what might be otherwise sentimental, emotional poignant personal subjects to objective and highly controlled subtle composition." -- Harriet Lesser, Curator, Strathmore Gallery, for "Stepping Over The Line" Exhibition of the North American Watercolor Artists (NAWA), January 2012.





Other Artists Say:


"I am taking the opportunity to encourage everyone to attend a workshop with Keiko. She is such a wonderful artist, and shares so well her passion!" -- Philippe Marty



"Keiko Tanabe captures a sense of atmosphere and place as few artists can. You can see the light and feel the air in her paintings. This is watercolor at its best. Keiko takes full advantage of the fluid and organic feel of the medium. Her lovely evocations of street scenes, towns and villages, cafes and waterways are little gems that continue to reward you every time you see them. " -- Richard Hawk

"Keiko handles watercolor with a magical touch which produces an ethereal and dreamlike quality that portrays her subject with lightness and simplicity." "Keiko's soft luscious colors, along with her spontaneous handling of the brush bring illumination to her work. Through Keiko's world travels, the artist has been exposed to the landscapes and city scenes of Italy, France, Spain, and the United States where through her passion for watercolor, Tanabe captures the beauty that she's experienced in each location." -- Joann Wells Greenbaum

"Your fluidity, simplification and dramatic license inspires and confounds me at the same time. Your dynamic values just amaze me. Keep on amazing us!" -- Carole Mayne

"I have always loved grays, and you have perfected what I mean by grays. Your paintings are so beautiful, peaceful and so meaningful. Your use of colours is at such an expertise level. Thanks for the inspiration." -- Joanne Contant




Artwork by Keiko Tanabe







Recent Blog Posts by Keiko Tanabe


Springtime in North Carolina, American Landscape Painting
Posted on 4/4/2014 9:56:39 PM

Mexico City Paintings
Posted on 3/25/2014 3:46:13 PM

Mexico City Workshop
Posted on 3/12/2014 1:00:59 AM

From Plein-Air Sketch to Studio Painting
Posted on 3/2/2014 10:16:52 PM

Workshop: Painting Light and Atmosphere of California Landscape
Posted on 2/24/2014 11:16:53 PM

Carnival of Venice, Italian Landscape Painting
Posted on 2/20/2014 11:46:27 PM

Recent Magazine Features
Posted on 1/29/2014 3:13:21 AM

Chasing the Light in Palm Desert, California Landscape Painting
Posted on 1/28/2014 12:17:43 PM

Plein-Air Demo at the Bernardo Winery, California Landscape Painting
Posted on 1/25/2014 11:16:47 PM

Yangshuo Sunset, Chinese Landscape Paintings
Posted on 12/19/2013 3:58:43 PM






Other Web Pages With Info About Keiko Tanabe


Keiko Tanabe's Main Artist Website

Daily Paintworks



Art Galleries Representing Keiko Tanabe


Art Shop Galeri
Izmir, Turkey - 0.232.422.28.30

Willowbrush Studio + Gallery
Tulsa, Oklahoma - 918-301-2718

Zantman Art Galleries
Carmel-By-the-Sea, California - 831-624-8314





Overview

Click Here to go to the website for artist Keiko Tanabe

Spring in Paris, France I

watercolor on paper



Atmosphere and intrigue come to life

in these soulful and expressive masterful watercolors.

The depth, the detail, the light... simply exquisite! -- Informed Collector





In a sense, Keiko's paintings can be interpreted as being caught

somewhere between the 'physical' and the 'spiritual.'

It is as if they are glimpses of who we are and where we have been.

-- Brian Sherwin, Art Critic







Keiko Tanabe tells the stories of the globe - and of her own heart -

with increasingly simple strokes of a brush.

-- Ann Emmert Abbott, Watercolor Artist magazine, December 2010





UPDATE



- Reserve Now: 2014 Workshops



- Browse through my bookstore (order here )


- Testimonials : Read what my collectors say.





All images on this website are protected under the copyright laws

and may only be reproduced with written permission from the artist.
Copyright ©2014 Keiko Tanabe All Rights Reserved.






Biography

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan. As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children's art contests. However, art was not her chosen field of study later on. She earned a B.A. in intercultural communication (International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) and an M.A. in international education (UCLA, California). She then worked in international relations positions in a Japanese government trade organization in Tokyo, at a large law firm in San Francisco and at a private consulting firm in San Diego. In the last 25 years, she has traveled extensively, mainly in European countries, Asia and North America.

Through all these years, Keiko knew there was in her heart the growing desire to someday become an artist. That, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, eventually found its way out in 2003. After learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, she took on her first project as an artist together with her father, a renowned scholar of French literature in Japan. Through the Azure Sea and Sky of Provence: A Tribute to Her Joie de Vivre (Kosei Publishing, Osaka, Japan) was published in August, 2003, authored by her father and illustrated by Keiko. From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language.

Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly. In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting. Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe. Her work has been purchased by private and corporate collectors from all around the world. She also had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., France and Japan. Additionally, she self-publishes her art books and five books have been completed by 2013. She's also a sought-after workshop instructor. Since 2011, she has been invited to and completed successfully more than 50 workshops around the world. Keiko currently lives in San Diego, California.









outdoor demo (Brioude, France) NAWA exhibition (Maryland, USA)




PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

- National Watercolor Society, signature member

- American Watercolor Society

- North American Watercolor Artists (NAWA), founding member

- Japan Watercolor Society




MEDIA COVERAGE/PUBLICATION/PRINT

- Artists & Illustrators (March, 2014)


- ??????? , Guangming Daily (January 19, 2014)


- Le Hors Série Aquarelle: Aquarelliste globe-trotteuse , Pratique des Arts (December, 2013)


- Le Hors Série: Tour du Monde de l'Aquarelle Portfolio Asie et Australie , Pratique des Arts (November, 2012)

- ???????????? (Transparent watercolor works and lessons), Graphicsha (November, 2012)

- Awash in Watercolor - meet 10 artists who capture the world in a demanding medium , Southwest Art (April, 2012)


- The American Artist Series (by Gail. M. Weber), Exploring TOSCA, (Winter, 2012)

- Artist's Impression Keiko Tanabe , Destinasian Magazine, (December, 2011)


- Artists Raise $30,000 Online for Japanese Tsunami Survivors (by Byron Kerman), Professional Artist, Volume 25, Number 6 (July/August, 2011)

- Keiko Tanabe , San Diego Talent Magazine, Issue 4 (May, 2011)

- The Way of the World (by Ann Emmert Abbott), Watercolor Artist, F+W Media, Inc. (December, 2010)

- Minimal Means, Maximum Impact (by John A. Parks), American Artist/Watercolor, Interweave Press (Summer, 2009)

- Splash 11: New Directions , North Light Books (June, 2010)

- Splash 10: Passionate Brushstrokes , North Light Books (May, 2008)

- Del Mar Times Arts & Culture, Del Mar Times (May 16, 2008)

- Prism, San Diego Watercolor Society (March, 2008)




MEDIA COVERAGE/ONLINE

- Keiko Tanabe , Informed Collector, FineArtStudioOnline (February 11, 2014)


- Keiko Tanabe, acuarelas universales , InSevilla (April 29, 2013)

- Artist of the Month - October 2012 Keiko Tanabe , Artmatch4U (October, 2012)

- Encuentro con Keiko , Acuerelas, Óleos y Técnicas Mixtas by María José Barrera Garrido (July 16, 2012)

- Artist Keiko Tanabe , FASO Featured Artists by Carrie Turner, FineArtViews (May 14, 2012)

- Keiko Tanabe , A Devoted Art by Cheryl Devoto, TWS (March 18, 2012)

- Gourmet Veggie Tales - Chino's Farm by Keiko Tanabe , Rancho Santa Fe News (February 20, 2012)

- Keiko Tanabe , Lines and Colors by Charley Parker (September 8, 2011)

- Keiko Tanabe , Informed Collector, FineArtStudioOnline (September 8, 2011)


- ????????? , Jukucho no nikki (Jukucho's Journal) by Kazuo Kasai (August 19, 2011)

- Keiko Tanabe Interview , Art of Watercolors by Sterkhov K. (February 7, 2011)

- Keiko Tanabe Scheduled Workshops , Watercolor Painting by Fernando Pena (February 5, 2011)

- Daily Paintworks Interview , Artists Discuss (Sep-Dec, 2010)

- Watercolor Artist Keiko Tanabe Studio Blog , Artworks of Candor Sudio by Charles Taggart (May 3, 2010)

- Keiko Tanabe , Informed Collector, FineArtStudioOnline (January 28, 2010)

- Keiko Tanabe {Art} (by Janelle Steinberg), {Maison Classique}, J. Steinberg Design (November 19, 2009)

- Fine Art Views Daily Newsletter , FineArtStudioOnline (November 5, 2008; Issue #266)

- artcollector , FineArtStudioOnline (October 3, 2008)

- Keiko Tanabe, Informed Collector, FineArtStudioOnline (May 7, 2008)



RECENT EXHIBITIONS (Selected) For a complete list of past exhibitions, please click here .


2013

- Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, China

- "New Direction" Two-Person Watercolor Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

- 4th Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition, California, U.S.A.

- Les Aquarellades, Mons, Belgium

- 2013 Juried Biennial, California, U.S.A.

2012

- Solo Exhibition, Izmir Painting and Sculpture Museum, Izmir, Turkey


- 2nd Annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Arizona, U.S.A.

- 3rd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


- "Stepping Over the Line" (Group Exhibition of the North American Watercolor Artists), Strathmore Mansion, Maryland, U.S.A.

2011

- National Watercolor Society 2011 91st Annual Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


- "Ambiances de France" Solo Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


- 3rd Contemporary International Outstanding Watercolor Painters Nomination Exhibition, Hangzhou, China

- Asian Watercolours 2011, Seoul, Korea

- II Bienal Iberoamericana de la Acuarela - Madrid 2011, Madrid, Spain

- Taiwan International Watercolor Exhibition Invitational, Taipei, Taiwan

- 5ème Biennale d'Aquarelle, Brioude, France

- 12ème Biennale du Salon de l'Aquarelle de Belgique, Namur, Belgium

- American Watercolor Society 144th Annual International Exhibition, New York City, U.S.A.


- 2nd Annual Signature American Watercolor Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


- 9th Watercolor International Biennial Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

2010

- 7th International Watercolor Biennial Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile

- National Watercolor Society 90th Anniversary Annual Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


- II Encuentro de Acuarelistas Hispanoamericanos, Guayaquil, Ecuador

- Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition, Shanghai, China

2009

- 34th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, California, U.S.A.


2008

- Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

- American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition, Kentucky, U.S.A.


- Watercolor U.S.A., Missouri, U.S.A.




HONORS & AWARDS (Selected)




- Finalist (2013), November 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition


- Honorable Mention (2013), Watermedia Showcase Competition, Watercolor Artist Magazine

- People's Choice Award (2013), 2013 Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial


- Finalist (2012), April 2012 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition


- Finalist (2012), February 2012 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition

- Benbrook Family Award & People's Choice Award (2011), San Diego Watercolor Society 31st International Exhibition

- Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor (2011), July 2011 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition

- Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor (2011), June 2011 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition

- Joan Roche Memorial Award (2011), 2011 Signature American Watercolor Exhibition

- Merwin Altfeld Memorial Award (2010), National Watercolor Society 90th Annual Exhibition

- Edward & Gail Rogers Award (2010), San Diego Watercolor Society 30th International Exhibition

- Finalist (2010), 27th Annual Art Competition, The Artist's Magazine

- First Place (2010), Il Encuentro de Acuarelistas Hispanoamericanos, Guayaquil, Ecuador

- First Place (2010), Spa Velia Art Gallery First Juried Art Exhibition

- Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor (2010), May 2010 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition

- Third Place (2010), April 2010 FineArtViews BoldBrush Painting Competition

- Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor (2010), March 2010 FineArtViews Painting Competition

- Finalist - Outstanding Watercolor (2010), December 2009 FineArtViews Painting Competition

- David Gale Memorial award (Second Place) and People's Choice Award (2009), Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Annual Exhibition

- Da Vinci Paint Award (2009); Atlanta Artists Center Award (2008); Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor Award (2006), Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition

- Polly Howerton Transparent Watercolor Award (2009), Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition

- Best of Show (2008, 2007, 2006); Best Theme Painting Award (2008); Best of Miniatures (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005), San Diego Watercolor Society Juried Member Exhibit


- Sam Black Award for Excellence in Transparent Watercolour (2008), Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour Open Juried Art Exhibition

- First Place in the watercolor category (2008), Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, Beverly Hills, California

- Third Place, Travel Show Award (2008); Winsor & Newton Award, Artist & Craftsman Supply Co. Award, Travel Show Award (2006), Kentucky Watercolor Society National Aqueous USA

- North Light Books Award (2008); Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award (2007), Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open Annual International Exhibition

- Honorable Mention (2008), Louisiana Watercolor Society 38th International Exhibition

- Merit Award (2008), Society of Watercolor Artists 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

- Merit Award (2008), Watercolor Art Society - Houston 31st Annual International Exhibition

- Second Place (2007), The Richeson 75: Landscape & Exteriors Competition

- Third Place (2007); Honorable Mention (2005), Wyoming Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibition

- Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. Award (2007), Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Exhibition

- Grand Prize (2005); Honorable Mention (2006), Learning & Product Expo Juried Art Show

- Third Place and Vernon Council of the Arts Award (2006), Red River Valley Museum National Juried Art Exhibition

- Robert Reynolds Founder's Award (2006), Central Coast Watercolor Society Aquarius Pacific Regional Exhibition

- First Place (2007); Second Place (2006, 2005); Honorable Mention (2008), San Diego County Fair Art Show

- First Place (2007), La Jolla Art Association Open Juried Exhibition of Plein-Air Artwork

- Second Place (2007), Southwestern Artists' Association Annual Juried Art Show

- Juror's Commendation (2007), Brandon Gallery "Small Treasures" Fine Art Show

- Honorable Mention (2007, 2006), Studio Art & Design Open Juried Watermedia Exhibit

- Third Place (2007, 2006), The Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery Annual Fine Arts Show

- Honorable Mention (2007), San Dieguito Art Guild "Small Image: Annual Southern California Art Show"

- First Place (2006), Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League Annual Open Juried Fine Arts Show

- Certificate of Merit (2007), La Jolla Art Association's Annual San Diego County Awards Show



PERMANENT COLLECTIONS


- Ye Qiangyu Art Museum, Tonglu County, Zhejiang, China

- Museu de Arte Contemporânea MAC Bahia, Senhor do Bonfim, Brazil





Upcoming Events and Exhibits

Water Views: XXI Century Landscape Watercolorists
TheArtsBox Cultural Association, Vicenza, Italy
4/12/2014-5/18/2014
Reception: 4/12/2014 (18:30)

To view the painting, visit this link .

International Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition
Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
5/8/2014-5/22/2014
Reception: 5/8/2014 ()

Theme: "Re-­interpretation" The exhibition is organized by Shanghai Yaoyi Art & Communication Ltd., Co.; co-­organized by the Suzhou Art Museum, the Vienna Contemporary Asian Art Center, the Singapore Watercolor Association, the Shandong Watercolor Association. Exhibition curator: Kong Yaw LOH, Founder, Contemporary Asian Art Center, Vienna

2014 Japan Watercolor Society Member Exhibition in Fukuoka
Fukuoka City Art Museum
5/27/2014-6/1/2014
Reception: ()

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World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand
Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok
6/11/2014-7/20/2014
Reception: 6/11/2014 ()



Keiko Tanabe Solo Exhibition
Orhan Peker Sanat Galerisi
7/16/2014-7/31/2014
Reception: ()

For more information, contact Naile Cimsit at Orhan Peker Art Gallery (formerly Fuaye Art Gallery).

3e Biennale d'Aquarelle du Bassin d'Arcachon
Le Teich, France
8/19/2014-8/31/2014
Reception: ()

I will participate as one of the invited guests of honor. I will also teach a workshop, August 21-23, 2014. Visit this link for more information.

7° Festival International de l'Aquarelle

10/18/2014-11/2/2014
Reception: ()

I will participate as one of the invited guests of honor. My workshop dates are October 19, 20 and 21.




Upcoming Workshops


Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany, Italy(0)
The Watermill at Posara
5/24/2014-5/31/2014

View the flyer here.

 

View the typical itinerary here.

 

Contact Bill and Lois Breckon for more information and registration.


Bill & Lois Breckon(info@watermill.net; lois@medialliance.net)

SDWS Saturday Paint-Out Demonstration(0)
TBA
6/14/2014-6/14/2014

San Diego Watercolor Society()

France Painting Holiday at Bandouille(0)
Bandouille, 79350 Chiche, France
7/27/2014-8/2/2014

Price: £945 (includes full board accommodation, all materials, full use of studio, trips out to plein air locations)


Bix Nash(info@francepaintingholiday.co.uk)

France Painting Holiday at Bandouille(0)
Bandouille, 79350 Chiche, France
8/3/2014-8/9/2014

This is the second week at Bandouille as my first week there (July 27 - August 2) is fully booked.  This second session is totally separate from the first week and available only when the minimum number is reached.   Please inquire for more information.


Bix Nash(info@francepaintingholiday.co.uk)

Stage Aquarelle(0)
Hôtel Les Roses, Libin, Belgium
8/11/2014-8/15/2014

430 € pour l’enseignement
420 € pour les 6 nuitées en pension complète.

 

For registration and information,visit http://www.lesroses.be/stage-aquarelle-2.htm

or contact: Micheline HAYEZ (tel 0032477 359 528) or Monique DEPRET (tel 0032474 300 451).


Micheline Hayez(michelinehayez@msn.com)

Stage d'Aquarelle(0)
L'Association "Art et Loisirs"
8/21/2014-8/23/2014

 Thème du stage : capter la lumière et l’atmosphère en aquarelle.

Expérience recommandée : tous les niveaux (connaissances de base fortement recommandées).

Cet atelier est destiné aux stagiaires qui aimeraient gagner une meilleure compréhension des méthodes et techniques pour créer une aquarelle emplie de lumière.

Reprise des fondamentaux, nécessité d'un bon dessin, les perspectives, compréhension des valeurs tonales, variété des touches du pinceau, création d'une atmosphère...seront les points forts de ce stage ponctués de démonstrations journalières et de phases quotidiennes de conseils individuels et de question-réponses.

Chaque jour différents sujets seront proposés en atelier ou sur le motif.

Un bilan critique sera fait par les stagiaires à la fin de l’atelier.

 

Pour un inscription, contactez Art et Loisirs ici.


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Watercolor Demonstration(0)
Huntington Beach Art League
9/3/2014-9/3/2014

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Workshop in Brittany / Stage Aquarelle en Bretagne(0)
Le Clos Saint Cadreuc, Ploubalay, France
10/12/2014-10/18/2014

ABOUT WORKSHOP   Instruction begins on Monday, October the 13th and ends on Friday, October the 17th (5 days).  Plein-air and studio.  Daily demos and plenty of individual guidance.  Includes 3 day trips to wonderful locations nearby for on-site sketching.  The arrival of the trainees will be Sunday, October the 12th in the late afternoon with a welcome dinner.  They leave Clos Saint Cadreuc on Saturday, October the 18th after breakfast. Languages spoken in the workshop: English, French (as needed), Japanese (日本語概要はこちらからご覧ください).

 

* Participants: up to 10 trainees

* Workshop Fee: 350€ for 5 days  (This fee does not include a room and meals.  Please see below for the price of accommodation and food.)

* Print registration form (pdf).  申し込み用紙を印刷する。

 

Please contact Keiko Tanabe for more details on the workshop.

 

 

ABOUT WORKSHOP VENUE   Clos Saint Cadreuc, a former farm and a priory's outbuilding, was built in 1633.  This large stone house is composed of two "longères," separated by a rock garden.  In the heart of nature and only four kilometers from the sea, Clos Saint Cadreuc is a haven of peace, calm and tranquility right on the Emerald Coast.  Clos Saint Cadreuc is close to Saint Malo (City of Corsairs), Dinard (seaside resort of the Roaring Twenties), Dinan (medieval city) and many famous sites (Cap Fréhel, Saint Cast, Saint Lunaire, Saint Briac, Lancieux, Fort la Latte) to name a few.

 

* Cost of accommodation and food (6 nights + 6 breakfasts + 5 lunches + 6 dinners)

 

Triple room: 450 €/person

Double room: 475 €/person

Single room: 605 €/person

 

* Deposit: To reserve a spot, a deposit is required:

 

Triple room: 150 €/person

Double room: 160 €/person

Single room: 200 €/person

 

* Cancellation: If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers, due to an insufficient number of students (less than 6), the deposit will be refunded.  In case of cancellation by the student less than 30 days before the start date of the workshop, the deposit will not be refunded.

 

* Method of Payment: Payment may be made by French check, bank transfer or cash.  Credit cards are not accepted.

 

 

For registratin form and rates, click here.

 

Contact Brigitte Noel for information about Le Clos Saint Cadreuc (Email: clos-saint-cadreuc@wanadoo.fr).


Brigitte et Patrick NOEL(clos-saint-cadreuc@wanadoo.fr)

Stage Aquarelle(0)
Aiguillon, France
10/19/2014-10/21/2014

Prix de 3 jours : 210 euros

Thème : Capter la lumière et l’atmosphère en aquarelle

Expérience recommandée = tous les niveaux (connaissances de base fortement recommandée)

Cet atelier est destiné aux stagiaires qui aimeraient gagner une meilleure compréhension des méthodes et techniques pour créer une aquarelle emplie de lumière et d’atmosphère.

Nous commencerons avec les fondamentaux et discuterons sur l’importance d’un bon dessin (perspective), la compréhension des valeurs tonales, la variété des techniques d’application de peinture et de maniement du pinceau, comment simplifier une scène complexe, etc.

Nous peindrons chaque jour différents sujets, en plein air si le temps le permet, et essaierons différentes approches pour découvrir ce qui est efficace pour créer le type d’atmosphère que nous désirons. Keiko fera chaque jour une ou deux démonstrations. Il y aura des phases quotidiennes de conseils individuels et de questions-réponses. Un bilan critique sera fait par les stagiaires à la fin de l’atelier.

Exemple :

1er jour: première démonstration (accent mis sur la perspective, le dessin, les valeurs) Les stagiaires peignent à partir de ce que j’ai fait en démonstration en suivant mes conseils donnés individuellement. Déjeuner. Après-midi : deuxième démonstration (accent mis sur le dessin, l’atmosphère et le choix des couleurs). Les stagiaires peignent à partir de ce que j’ai fait en démonstration en suivant les conseils que je donne individuellement.

2ème jour: Matin : retour sur le premier jour. Première démonstration (paysage). Les stagiaires peignent à partir de ce que j’ai fait en démonstration en suivant mes conseils donnés individuellement. Après-midi : deuxième démonstration (paysage aquatique), puis les stagiaires peignent à partir de ce que j’ai fait en démonstration en suivant mes conseils donnés individuellement.

3ème jour: retour sur le premier et le deuxième jour. Puis démonstration (un intérieur).Les stagiaires utilisent leurs propres références pour peindre d’après l’aquarelle de la démonstration. Je vais auprès de chacun pour donner des conseils individuels et répondre aux questions. Bilan critique à la fin de la session.

Matériel :  
- Couleurs (en tubes): bleu outremer, bleu de cobalt, sienne brûlée, ocre jaune, jaune de cadmium, rouge de cadmium, permanente alizarin cramoisi, viridien, turquoise de cobalt. Optionnelles: ombre brûlée, teinte neutre, blanc de titane
- Palette
- Pinceaux à lavis (un petit, un gros), pinceaux synthétiques avec une pointe fine, pinceau de calligraphie japonais (optionel)
- Papier: Arches grain torchon ou grain fin 300gm. 36x51cm ou 46x61cm. 6 feuilles minimum pour les 3 jours.
- Carte ou planche qui supporte le papier
- Scotch ou clips
- Crayon (4B ou 6B) et gomme
- Carnet de croquis ou livre de dessin
- Contenant pour laver les pinceaux
- Serviette
- Chevalet léger pour peindre à l'extérieur

 

Renseignements complémentaires :
Jacky Langlais 0033 (0)626541355


Jacky Langlais(cam.aiguillon@gmail.com)

Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor(0)
Bonita Springs Center for the Arts
3/9/2015-3/13/2015

Workshop: March 9-13, 9am-4pm

 

Demo (open to the public): March 8, 1-3pm.  $15 (no charge to those registered for my workshop)


Kelly Campbell, Education Director(education@artinusa.com)

Watercolor Workshop in Kyoto, Japan(0)
Several locations in Kyoto, Japan
4/7/2015-4/17/2015

JAPAN, exotic, traditional, wondrous sights, aromas and surprises: We will stay entirely in Kyoto because we will find all the elements we would want to paint, while in Japan.  We will be showing you some main cultural sites in Kyoto and take you to the famous street of the geishas.  They will surely yield many painting opportunities and inspirations.

One day we will take a trip to the unusual, small, harbor village of Ine, where  picturesque landscape/waterscapes will be just a step away - ready for us to paint any time we want.  We also may have time to visit Miyama.  Both are among the most beautiful villages of Japan.  Miyama has many traditional, thatched-roof houses surrounded by rural landscapes.  These houses are so rare nowadays and can be seen in only a few spots in Japan.

Our price will include tuition, air, hotel (double occupancy), breakfasts, some meals, and transportation within Japan (Final price will be announced in 2014).  We will only take 13 others besides our instructor, Keiko Tanabe, and Johanna Morrell, the director.  If you get your name on the list now, you will have the opportunity of coming with us.  We're asking for a refundable $500 now, to hold your place.  If the final price, dates, or circumstances need you to cancel, you will get the whole deposit returned.  This will be amended when it is announced in the Flying Colors Art Workshops yearly brochure, which will come out in May of 2014.

Gate 1 Travel will facilitate our air, hotel, and ground transportation.  For those who may want to see more of Japan, they will put together an optional trip for visiting other towns and cultural sites.  See the itinerary.

 

For more information, please contact Flying Colors Art Workshops:
Johanna Morrell, Owner
Address: 320 South Gaylord Street, Denver, Colorado 80209 U.S.A.
Office Hours: 9am to 4pm, Monday - Thursday (Colorado/Mountain Time)
Closed all Fridays, Weekends and Holidays (To contact us on off days, email is best)

 


Johanna Morrell, Flying Colors Art Workshops(FlyingColorsArt@me.com)

Painting Watercolor in Provence(0)

6/8/2015-6/15/2015

This is my second painting tour with French Escapade.  My first one in Spain (Costa Brava and Barcelona) was a lot of fun and I expect this one will be just as fun and special!

 

Reserve by November 30, 2014 and save US$200.

 

Contact: Jackie Grandchamps, Ph.D. of French Escapade
Tel.  (int) 1 510 483 5713

Email: contact@frenchescapade.com

Web site: www.frenchescapade.com
Blog: www.traveltofranceandmore.com


Jackie Grandchamps(contact@frenchescapade.com)

Stage Aquarelle(0)
Rosnay, France
6/26/2015-6/28/2015

All-inclusive workshop at the Domaine de la Crapaudine in Rosnay, France (http://www.domaine-de-la-crapaudine.fr/).

 

More information coming soon.


Marie-Christine Lalange()

Watercolour Tour in Croatia(0)

9/1/2015-9/10/2015

More information coming soon.

 

Please contact Lynda Milina of Slikamilina Painting Tours

email: contact@slikamilina.ca
website: www.Slikamilina.ca


Lynda Milina(slikamilina@yahoo.ca)

Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany, Italy(0)
The Watermill at Posara
10/3/2015-10/10/2015

Book now and enjoy next year's course at this year's price.  Please contact Bill & Lois at the Watermill for further information.

 

Workshop at the Watermill will be from 3 to 10 October 2015 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - five full days of instruction).  Participants will be also offered a Florence "add-on" at the beginning of the trip from Wednesday 30 September to Saturday 3 October.

Bill & Lois Breckon(info@watermill.net; lois@medialliance.net)




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Watercolor Online

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Turkey and Japan in Watercolor by Keiko Tanabe

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