Watercolors – “Loose & Impressionistic”
After studying art through High School, Doug went on to college where he applied his passion for art & architecture culminating in graduation in 1971 in Architectural Technology. For the next 30 years he enjoyed a successful business career in the Hamilton, Ontario area until early retirement in 2002. Throughout his business career he studied with several well-known Canadian and American watercolourists, which laid the groundwork for his second and current career as a watercolour artist and instructor.
Doug’s painting approach is uniquely ‘loose and impressionistic’ and he was influenced early on by the colour and compositions of John Singer Sargent and the design philosophy of Edgar Whitney. Today he follows a Whitney-like instructional style for his workshops with proven results. His daily demonstrations, lessons and critiques utilize the Design Elements and the Principles of Design, all of which form the basis for his workshops.Doug is an elected member of the prestigious – Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) and he is Past-President of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA). His enthusiasm for the watercolour medium along with his pragmatic and light-hearted approach, all lead to a stress-free and enjoyable experience.
NOTE: This meeting will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom invite will be sent out to all current members prior to the meeting on October 15.
During Doug’s presentation, he will refer to the following images:
Here is the watercolor that Doug painted during his demonstration