July 21, 2020 – July 23, 2020
by Professional Artist, Robert J. O’Brien
Paint the summer colors at this beautiful and historic location overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River Valley while relaxing in the comfort of the Gibson House Inn.
This workshop will focus on plein air landscape painting with some classroom instruction and will be open to all abilities.
I have been painting in the watercolor medium for over forty years. One of my main objectives in watercolor painting is to create light through the use of shadow. In painting ordinary images, I find a fascinating interplay between the two. The transparency of the medium helps in bringing shadows alive while allowing the light to glow.
My recent paintings have emphasized close focus features of a particular subject giving the piece an almost abstract quality, with great attention placed on composition and value. Iâ€™ve also been exploring portraiture and figurative works. One of my objectives is to transform mundane, everyday scenes into beautiful works of art.
Robert is a Signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies as well as several others including the New England Watercolor Society. He has studied with noted watercolorists including James Whatford, Tony Couch and Marshall Joyce NA AWS.
His work was featured in the December 2011 / February 2012 issue of lâ€™Art de Aquarelle and in Splash 15, the Best of Watercolor. He teaches workshops locally, throughout the United States and abroad.
Born 1954, in Rochester, NY, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for thirty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever changing light effects.
The artist finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England. In his own words, he is driven “to capture the vanishing landscape in my paintings” before they disappear forever as a result of the steady hand of “progress.” More About Robert J. O’Brien
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