Watercolor Dynamics – Think outside the box of your photos
Carl Dalio Workshop, Astoria, Oregon
Learn to create powerhouse watercolors
Learn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own photo references in our Carl Dalio Astoria Watercolor Workshop. Are you tired of struggling with your photos and being disappointed with your watercolor results? Painting from life is certainly the best teacher for the effects of light and color. But when that’s not possible, many artists turn to their photo references and get trapped into “reporting” what the photo is dictating, detail by detail. Learn how to transform static camera images into inspired, passion-filled paintings that celebrate our human selves. AWS and NWS Si
gnature member Carl Dalio, will show you how to create vibrant paintings that not only get into exhibitions but win awards.
In this workshop, Carl will guide you through the necessary steps to obtain valuable, quality photo references, to develop storyline concepts, to edit and simplify subject matter and to evolve dynamic compositions filled with light-energized color. His workshop will also cover simple concepts to a pain-free understanding of perspective.
Each day will begin with a demonstration painting, followed by brief concept exercises and lots of personal painting time. There will be daily critiques and, whether individual or group, they will be positive and honest and are always intended to support and inspire.
Carl Dalio lives in Sedona, Arizona and is known for his bold, saturated color paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. With a degree in architecture, he has sustained an interest in art and architecture through his work as a successful fine artist and free-lance illustrator. He has served as juror for exhibitions across the U.S., including invited juror for the American Watercolor Society in NYC and elected juror for the National Watercolor Society in California. He has presented watercolor demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia.
His paintings have received many awards and have been included in several national exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society in New York, National Watercolor Society in California, Rocky Mountain National, San Diego Watercolor Society and Watercolor Art Society-Houston.
Carl’s paintings, six-times cover art and numerous articles have appeared in books and publications including American Artist, Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Pastel Journal.