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Original Watercolor Painting "Storm Coming"


- August -

One of the greatest opportunities for rich color is in our greys. It is important to understand that a greyed color does not have to be a lifeless Crayola grey; the term “grey” simply means that a color is not a primary or secondary color. It can, and probably should, have beautiful mixes of colors within it.

In the greyer portions of your painting, allow the complementary colors to mix on their own so the resulting color is interesting and not lifeless. Bands of warm and cool colors should be evident in your greyed mixtures.

Unfortunately, photographs are not helpful on this. Most shadows are a flat grey and the deeper shadows are the same, but darker in value. Stay away from that color. Bring light to your paintings by allowing your greyed mixtures to be exciting complementary mixes. Your painting will benefit greatly.

Keep your brush wet,

MESSAGE FROM ERIC is also posted on Eric's Website under Workshops. 

If you have a question that you would like to have answered by Eric, just send it to Please put MESSAGE FROM ERIC in the subject line.


August 12, 9 a.m. -- Noon

This is your unique opportunity to paint with Eric! You will learn his techniques and thought processes as you paint alongside a master of watercolor painting. Eric will provide the photo reference prior to the class. He will walk you through the painting process including drawing, value study, and paint application. This is an exciting opportunity!

Our live online class is taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with Eric and other participants. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection. We are happy to help with understanding Zoom by individual appointment.

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Students have the opportunity to interact with Eric and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

CLASSES MEET WEEKLY  (Starting in August the time is extended to 1 hour 15 minutes)

1.  Wednesday afternoons at 4:30pm
2.  Saturday mornings at 8:45am
3.  Saturday  mornings at 10:30am

Also starting in August, we are offering a 3-month subscription option, with the bonus of a free DVD!

You can sign up HERE for the one that fits your schedule the best!

Looking forward to it,

Eric and Ann

"I enjoy Eric Wiegardt's Zoom classes because I get to watch him create a painting and ask questions as he works. The critiques of my work and others are insightful and so helpful. He is never harsh. I always come away from the class inspired. It's an amazing value, too, since I can do this for an hour in my own home." -- Beta, OR


This one-on-one time with Eric will help you as an artist refine your technique and identify areas needing attention. You may have up to five paintings for this critique. After you purchase a VIRTUAL CRITIQUE session, we will contact you to schedule a time to meet with Eric on SKYPE, FaceTime or Zoom.

Click here for more information
Eric talks about his online critique group. 

August Store Specials

Pure Blue Squirrel Quill Mop #8

This brush provides full strokes across the paper with an even larger reservoir of water for those bolder wash and mop techniques. This one is a real experience!

SALE PRICE: $146.47


Painting Loosely DVD

Eric takes us into his world of painting loosely using a street scene as the focal point, leading us through painting buildings and windows, figure shapes, shadows, skies and trees as part of the overall design.

Sale Price: $35.91

For more info and to buy, CLICK HERE
Watercolor Free and Easy

Here Eric teaches you his secrets: techniques that will free you to glory in rich color, intriguing edges and dynamic large shapes. There’s no need to precisely render every detail. Painting free and easy can be more effective, more liberating, more fun!

Sale Price: $26.55

Please allow 10 days for shipping for all products.
Or choose "Local Pick Up" while checking out and stop by to get your purchase!

Every month there are specials in the Watercolor Store for Brushes, Art Supplies, Books and DVDs. Eric's website has much more, take a look at


"I have no doubt that his future accomplishments will
leave an indelible mark upon the American art scene." - Irving Shapiro, AWS, Former President and Director of American Academy of Art.
Eric Wiegardt has been awarded the highest honor in watercolor painting: the Gold Medal and Dolphin Fellow from the American Watercolor Society, New York.
As a teacher and artist, he has left a lasting impression on the American and International art scene with his bold, loose painting style. 
Eric has taught over 5000 watercolorists his popular "Wiegardt's Painterly Watercolors" workshops.

To learn more, click on this link: ABOUT ERIC


Wiegardt Studio Gallery
2607 Bay Avenue, Ocean Park, WA 98640
Phone: 360.665.5976

Hours: Monday - Saturday 11-4pm 

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