A MULTi-MEDIA APPROACH to watercolor landscape painting loose,rough,messy,approachable using crayons,pencils,markers and watercolor the crayons resist the watercolor and create highlights we create paintings in a short amount of time from photos and from viewing the landscape its a fearless, non-precious and empowering approach with great results even from beginners.
Additional Supplies Students Should Bring to the Workshop: paper, cake watercolors, brushes and
“Alan is a gift. He has a capacity to make every moment unfold into magic, blossoming you into unexpected, creative possibilities that make your heart tingle and your body dance.” – Joy Voight
“I was on the committee that selected, financed and oversaw the 51st Street Mural project. Alan Leon couldn’t have been more professional in his efforts on every level, from application to actual painting. We were thrilled with the efforts and outcome. So was the community….” –Gary Turchin, former a member (2008-2012) of Temescal Business Improvement District Board of Directors
“I’ve taken many art lessons with Alan. I gained skill and love for myself through his playful, engaging, and creatives exercises.” – Celia P.
About the Instructor
Art is about redeeming the mundane and ordinary – transforming into the sacred, sometimes universal, so we can study and unfold – gain joy, power and direction.
I will always be passionate about making form and combining colors. I feel I am doing my greatest good when involved in these activities. The visual and tactile sense of dragging a brush over canvas filled with luscious color is a simple yet courageous daily act for me. It is a way to dialog with myself; to see what is inside and to see how to bring the world in. When I work I feel like I am engaging the root meaning of the word art – to join – to fit disparate elements together- to include.
My central life issue/theme over the past 25 years has been to create art directly sparked from the landscape as a way of giving greater voice to the immense beauty and meaning of the surface of the earth. I have traveled widely and delight in landscape inspiring & micro-affecting my work.