Oct. 11 – Nov. 8
The Jacksonville Watercolor Society will host artist David Smith, AWS and NWS, as juror and instructor for their Fall Show and Workshop.
“If you work with the fluid medium [of watercolor], surrender some control; the most beautiful results sometimes occur naturally,” says Smith, whose technique keeps paintings from getting too precise, and instead affords them the feeling of being alive. Smith utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but effortlessly produce exciting areas of inter-mingling and texture. His subjects are found in nature and he loves to travel abroad as well as explore state and national parks for inspiration.
Smith has studied under numerous instructors in the US and China. He has displayed his work in galleries and museums across the country, and has received awards at the state and national level, as well as Signature Membership with the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society.
Smith is the guest artist October 29, the instructor for the JWS 3-day Fall Workshop Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, and juror for the JWS Fall Show Oct. 11 – Nov. 8, with a reception Nov. 3. www.jacksonvillewatercolorsociety.