Paint with renowned watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien at Gallery at the Vault


Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.—SPRINGFIELD—Watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien will teach a one-day workshop on painting the vibrant colors of fall using watercolors. This workshop is open to all abilities, although some experience with watercolors is suggested.

The workshop will take place at the Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield. The instructor, Robert J. O’Brien, is a watercolorist known for his ability to capture the essence of nature. During the workshop, he will demonstrate his technique for capturing the brilliance of autumn colors through the layering process. Additionally, he will share techniques for creating light and shadow, which are essential for bringing depth and realism to watercolor paintings.

The workshop will be divided into two parts. The morning session will begin with a demonstration by Robert J. O’Brien. He will explain his approach to painting fall landscapes, allowing participants to observe the techniques used he uses.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to hands-on painting. O’Brien will be available to provide individual guidance and answer any questions.

At the end of the session, there will be a critique where participants can share their work and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow artists. This critique session is a valuable opportunity to learn from each other’s successes and challenges, and to grow as an artist.

Experience with watercolors is reccomended. However, all abilities are welcome. A materials list is available upon request. Bring watercolor paints, brushes, and paper. It is also advisable to bring a sketchbook for preliminary sketches and notes

For more information, visit: galleryvault.org/workshops.




Renowned watercolorist Robert J. O’Brien will be on hand at Gallery at the Vault in Springfield to teach a one-day workshop on painting the vibrant colors of fall using watercolors. 

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