Sunday, February 23, 2020

The next Reddi Arts Class Schedule for Gordon Meggison in Watercolors and Acrylics

Starting March 5th 10am to April 9th I will be doing a variety of watercolor demonstrations and explain in detail how I do each step.  I will help you whether you are a beginner or experienced.  If you are a beginner, contact me by email or telephone to clarify any questions you may have about materials and process.

Starting March 6th 10am to April 10th I will be doing a variety of Acrylic demonstrations and explain in detail how I do each step.
If you are a beginner, contact me by email or telephone to clarify any questions you may have about materials and process.
Contact me at gordonmeggison@att.net, or call (904)309-0151
Have a look at the website at www.gordonmeggison.com for many examples of my range of experience in large mural or smaller fine art works in acrylic, watercolor and oil mediums.

I also teach smaller classes at my Barn Studio at 3920 Sierra Madre Dr S, Jacksonville Fl 32217.  
Wednesdays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, open studio format, in acrylics and watercolors.  
(Open studio allows you to pursue the subject of your choice, and the medium, and I will coach you through it through advice and examples.)


You will also be able to examine closeup my many originals in the Gallery area of the Sierra Madre Studio.  Call me if you have any questions. 904-309-0151 or email gordonmeggison@att.net

A Beach Scene Watercolor Step by Step

At Reddi Arts I demonstrated another beach scene in watercolor.  I try to make the steps simple , and understandable.  So here they are:  Below is the final result now examine the steps...


 Start with the drawing, simple and loose, and mask 
for light areas that you want the sun to hit.

 I like to work top down, so after using masking fluid 
to protect the whites, start with blues and light purples 
to do the cool areas.



 Go more for larger color areas, stay away 
from small details until near the end.  
Go for luminosity and range of values.

Scroll right to see the larger details on this final piece.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Creating A Waterfall from Imagination!

Wet into Wet exercise!!


Nobody really thinks exercising is fun, but try this, let the horses run!  
Mix copious amounts of water and color to let these colors mix on the paper.  
The paper is upright to harness the power of gravity!
Use a hake brush for large amounts of paint in the brush.  
You can pre-wet the paper if you are feeling intimidated.  
It's just paper!
 Keep slowly adding color and let it mix. 
Leaving some white spaces will keep fresh crisp spaces for contrast.  
The color will work it's way around them.  Keeps things exciting!

 Punch in some saturated color here and there

Some scraping can hint at branches, but do while wet.



 Time to do the scary part, the tree!!  It will enhance depth!



A study of "Surf"













Friday, February 7, 2020

A Watercolor demo "A Day at the Beach"

If you scroll to much earlier posts there you will eventually find a step by step
illustration of what I did to arrive at this composition and these colors.

A Lesson in color mixing through Koi

If you scroll to much earlier posts there you will eventually find a step by step 
illustration of what I did to arrive at this composition and these colors. 


"How To Energize Your Paintings? An Acrylic Workshop at Reddi Arts!

" Why energize your paintings, isn't it enough just to make it look like something? Of course it's not! We live in an energ...