Carl Dalio


Bold Dynamic Color
November 14-17, 2016

Oils| All Levels


Energized Watercolor
April 18 - 21, 2017

Watercolor | All Levels

Classes meet 10am to 5pm on the first day
and 9am. to 4pm on subsequent days.


Energized Watercolor
April 18–21, 2017

Watercolor | All Levels

Learn how to transform static sketches and reference images into inspired, passion-filled paintings with rich and stimulating color. Award winning artist, Carl Dalio, will show you how to create vibrant watercolor paintings that not only get into exhibitions but win awards. There will be daily painting demonstrations, individual attention and lots of quality painting time.

Learn to create powerhouse watercolors using your own sketches and photo references. Painting from life is certainly the best teacher for the effects of light and color. But when that?s not possible many artists turn to their photo references and become trapped in a ?photo dictatorship?. In this watercolor workshop, Carl will guide you through valuable steps to move beyond ?what is? and into the world of invigorating painting possibilities. Take part in developing story line concepts, editing and simplifying subject matter and evolving dynamic compositions filled with light-energized color.

Each day will begin with a demonstration painting, followed by brief concept exercises and lots of personal painting time. There will be daily critiques and, whether individual or group, they will be positive and honest and are always intended to support and inspire.

TUITION: $550.00


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Workshop Materials List

Supply List:

For this four day workshop, I will be using the following supplies for watercolor demonstrations and class exercises. I do not require that you purchase supplies that match this list; however, if you decide to use art supplies/brands you already own and use ( economical as well as personal taste ), expect some variations in painting results.
Please bring resource photographs from which to work (15 - 20 or more!... allows for better choices). Your own photographs are best. Please do not bring magazine ads or reproductions of paintings as resource photographs. Please include the following subjects: landscapes, buildings, street scenes, still life. Also include subjects of your choice if you like. In choosing subject photos, consider the variety and size of shapes to fill the format in developing an interesting composition. Consider: Is their enough substance in the photograph to create an understandable, visual communication? Is the subject too simple? Is the subject too complex?

(I use mostly Winsor/Newton large tube colors ) French Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue Winsor Green (Blue Shade) Cadmium Lemon Cadmium Orange Raw Sienna Burnt Sienna Permanent Rose Cobalt Violet ( ?Holbein? cobalt violet light or equivalent )

Watercolor Paper
140# Cold Press Arches or other equivalent 100% rag brands - a minimum of 5 full sheets We will be working on 1/4 and 1/2 sheet sizes from these. Feel free to include other papers on which to experiment. I do not recommend watercolor pads or student grade watercolor paper because these products do not usually consist of 100% rag material and will not deliver optimum results in most painting situations.

Good quality watercolor brushes that will hold adequate amount of pigment / water mixture and provide a point when needed. These can be natural hair such as sable, a combination of sable and synthetic, or totally synthetic. Among your collection of brushes, I suggest:
#12 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) #16 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) #20 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) or larger!

Bond paper or sketch pad for drawing or painting exercises (@11?x14? or larger) Soft pencils Kneaded eraser Paper tissues (Klennex, etc.) Large watercolor palette (I use a John Pike palette),water container, paint rags, good humor, patience, etc. etc. The arts center has tables and standard studio easels.

About Carl Dalio

International artist, Carl Dalio, is well known for his expressive use of color and his friendly, easy-going teaching style. He has conducted inspiring watercolor demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. His paintings, infused with vibrant light and saturated color, have appeared six times on the covers of national art magazines. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS) and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society.  He has served as a juror for numerous national exhibitions including the AWS and NWS. In joyfully sharing his experiences as a professional artist, Carl's goal is to encourage students to find and engage their own personal and creative spirits.







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