The Southern landscape has always been a source of inspiration for Michael, and he favors watercolor for the detail it allows him to capture in his paintings. In this workshop, you will utilize transparent watercolors on paper to explore the possibilities of creating realistic landscapes. You will explore how to create a sense of depth and motion in water scenes as well as realistic reflections by capturing the light.
MICHAEL DAVIS is a watercolor realist inspired by the beauty and timelessness of the southern landscape. His passion for nature is reflected in his many paintings of the southeast from the mountains of Tennessee and North Georgia to the Gulf Coast.
Although he began painting in oils when he was young, he quickly developed a love for the beauty and detail he could capture with watercolor. He currently offers watercolor classes and workshops in the Birmingham area. Michael’s work has been displayed in Solo Exhibits at art centers and museums as well as fine art exhibitions across the southeast. He has been accepted into numerous juried fine art shows and won many awards. In 2015 he was awarded Best of Show at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Fine Art Exhibition for his watercolor painting “Bayou Morning” and he won the People’s Choice Award at the Juried Fine Art Exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art. Most recently his painting “Old Cotton Field Back Home” was accepted into the 2016 Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 75th National Exhibition.
Michael is a member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, the Mountain Brook Art Association, the Gulf Coasts Arts Alliance and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Paper: 140lb or 300lb 16x20 in size. (I recommend bringing 2 sheets)
If you are using single sheets you will need to bring a stiff board to tape your paper down
(foamboard will work). I will bring tape.
Brushes: If you have brushes bring what you have. Specifically you will need
a 3/4 inch to 1 inch wash brush and several smaller rounded brushes sizes 2, 4, 6.
Paints: A good color selection - ultramarine blue, sepia, burnt sienna, indigo, cadmium yellow,
hookers green, and Paynes grey. I will bring my paints to share if you are missing a color.
Pencil: Bring a drawing pencil
Container for water and paper towels