Join Steve for this 'Paint Along' class, where he will construct a painting from start to finish while you paint along with him. Steve will take you through the process step-by-step. He will demonstrate how he moves through the steps to create a loose, moving, and evocative painting. Plan to have fun, try some new painting techniques, and see what you can do when you paint with a loose watercolor style!
Steve Griggs currently has signature membership with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Colorado Watercolor Society. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Impressionists Society, and the Michigan Watercolor Society. Steve frequently displays and sells work in local, state, regional, and national exhibitions and galleries. He consistently wins awards in national and regional exhibits, and he has collections worldwide. His work has been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, and The Artist magazines. Steve is a sought-after workshop and demonstration instructor with students from around the globe.
- A current OLLI membership is required to register for all courses and lectures.
- If you do not have a current Spring 2024 membership, one will be added to your cart at checkout.
- OLLI membership fees and course tuition are critical to the Institute's sustainability and are non-refundable.
Materials List (provided by Student)
Optional Introductory Reading:
Parks, John A., The Power of Suggestion, WatercolorArtist, August 2018, p. 38-45. http://https://userfiles.faso.us/70239/7109.pdf This is an article about Steve and his painting style.
Paint: I use Daniel Smith and M Graham almost exclusively (these are my favorites); Winsor Newton Cotman or Van Gogh watercolors will do. I often use Winsor Newton Cotman or Van Gogh for sketching and preliminary studies.
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Manganese Blue
- Cadmium Red Light
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- New Gamboge OR Gamboge
- Burnt Sienna OR Paynes Gray OR Neutral Tint OR Indigo
- Turquoise OR Cobalt Turquoise
Brushes - the best quality you have or are able to purchase.
- One round big, mop/quill-shaped
- One round pointed brush (sable or squirrel)
- One rigger or needle point for fine details and lines
- Small round brushes sized #8, 10, 12 (I like Escoda Versatil or Princeton Neptune or Da Vinci)
- Two full sheets Arches OR Fabriano 300 grams rough texture 140 lb It is best to use a 1/4 or 1/2 size sheet, but of course, you can paint in any size you feel comfortable with. I will demonstrate on 1/4 and 1/2 size sheets.
"I enjoyed Steve's enthusiasm and willingness to share his techniques. It was also nice to see other artists I've shared classes with."