Wiegardt Studio Gallery


Working On Damp Paper

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:25:50 +0000

A Good Stroke That Doesn’t Seem To Fit

I have always felt that if a stroke “feels right”, then most likely it is the correct one for that particular moment of the painting process. When a stroke feel indecisive, agitating me in some way, then most likely it is inappropriate and only degrades the painting and should be removed. I still feel, for […]

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 17:16:58 +0000

TMI – Too Much Information

Friends, be careful!  Avoid suffering from a common malady: TMI (Too Much Information). Some students enter my workshop with this disease.  They look pale.  They quiver. Their vacuous stares belie their scrambled brains. ( Just joking! ) Simple concepts have no room to nest in their rush hour traffic of thoughts. Unfortunately, I can not […]

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:56:39 +0000

Further Thoughts On Creativity

In my last email I expressed personal evaluations of a creative phenomena that I haven’t fully understood. I wrote: It is extremely important to listen to the inner voice that calls us to move forward with a purpose. Many times this voice does not make logical sense, or is in contrast to what we have […]

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 22:48:17 +0000

About Stopping

One of the most challenging aspects of watercolor painting is to know when it is finished. The common mantra is that it takes two to do a painting: one to paint and the other to take the brush out of the artist’s hand when it is done. There is some truth to this, as we […]

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:26:41 +0000

Multitask Your Paintings

It is a good idea to have several unfinished paintings lying around your studio from which to work on simultaneously. You will be giving your mind a break from the demands and tension required to finish a single painting; you will be able to see how to resolve the paintings more instantaneously when you jump […]

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:46:16 +0000

Give Your Mind A Break From Your Eyes!

The natural progression in learning the craft of painting is to spend a substantial amount of time- for many it can be years, but it not need be- learning to draw and paint as one sees his subject. We can become extremely disciplined and very good at translating our subject before us in an exact […]

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 22:34:34 +0000

Your Reference May Be Your Enemy

Be careful of allowing your reference to dictate your thinking, especially when you are finishing a painting. It may seem to be a helpful tool, but it can be a distraction from your all important sense of design. Years ago, when I was in art school, we students were constantly admonished to hone our skills […]

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 21:54:56 +0000

Importance of Design

An understanding of Design is paramount to a strong painting.  I have videos and  books that effectively explain principles of design in a simplified manner, yet I will not delve into this here, but attempt to explain why Design is so important. A painting without consideration to Design is no more to be called art […]

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 21:32:40 +0000

Colorful Shadows

There are some errors when we judge our paintings that surface in just about every workshop, and an especially egregious one is the use of black paint. Most of the time it is used wrong, but before I discuss why it is such a problem, please note that I have seen it used effectively as […]

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 18:44:17 +0000

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