Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.
Date : Aug 5, 2020 – Sept 2, 2020
Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Wednesday
Level : All Levels Welcome
In this class we will explore many different artists, from old masters to contemporary ones. Each week we will explore how each of these master painters uses value, shape, and color to compose their images. Doing gouache thumbnails in 1-2hr increments will help us understand the general foundation into what makes their work so compelling. The focus will be on establishing mood, lighting, and textures through short-hand indications. If you’ve never worked in gouache that is OK. There will be frequent instructor demonstrations.
The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until Sept 19th.
Crescent Board # 100, 110 or 114
Variation of pencils (HB, H, 2H, 2B, 3B, etc…)
Board and clips for board
Combination of both flats and rounds
**Make sure the brushes are synthetic sables (Robert Simons short shaft-brown with gold tip)
Paints: Recommended brand-Winsor Newton
Jeff Watts studied at The California Art Institute where he was soon invited to teach as he began his illustration career in the movie industry. However, Jeff’s desire to become an easel painter would draw him back to San Diego where he started a small life drawing and painting studio which has evolved into Watts Atelier of the Arts now managed by Jeff and his wife, Krista.
Jeff’s oil paintings have won numerous awards including First Place Portrait category and Second Place Landscape category from the Artist’s Magazine, two consecutive Second Place Awards at the Salon International Exhibition, three Honor Awards from the Portrait Society of America, 3 Awards of Excellence from Oil Painters of America and 3 Top 100 Awards from Arts for the Parks. Watts’s work has been featured in Southwest Art , American Artist, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, American Art Collector, Drawing and Workshop magazines. He holds Master Signature member status from the Oil Painters of America and is a Signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and an artist member of the California Art Club. Jeff participates in the prestigious Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and was recently honored with a Solo Exhibition at the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House. He is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ and Jacksonhole, WY and Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. For more information regarding Jeff’s fine art visit