French Village
in Watercolor


Paint a lovely French village with watercolor under the guidance of a renowned master David R. Smith
Choose a convenient time for you
During the workshop, you will learn to:

Work with a bead of paint, spatter paint, and control moisture

Link shapes based on values and create different edges to shapes
Use negative painting techniques and techniques for creating texture

Here is a reference photo for your future painting.

Don’t forget to prepare a pencil drawing in advance – we will send you the drawing guide right after the registration

This workshop welcomes artists of all levels:

Beginners who want to master the main watercolor painting techniques
Experienced artists who wish to make their watercolors more loose and control water better
Watercolor lovers eager to explore a great approach for making realistic yet vibrant paintings
Meet your instructor
David Smith
  • David R. Smith began his artistic journey studying Chinese Brush Painting in the United States and China. Ever since, he has been hooked on watercolor painting, and has become a popular artist and instructor nationally and internationally, as well as a sought-after juror.

  • He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the United States and his work has been awarded at the state and national level.

  • David is the recipient of the Skyledge Award (the highest recognition awarded by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America), an award winner and signature member of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and his work has earned him numerous “Best of Show” awards, signature memberships, showings in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad.

  • With over 25 years of experience as a public school teacher, he is skilled at breaking down complex concepts and skills into easily learned chunks and now enjoys helping workshop participants find success with watercolor.

Examples of David's work

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