Artists know that one of the best places to record what you see and feel is in your sketchbook. The relaxation it brings is meditative. You are free to do anything in your private sketchbook — experiment, be inventive, try new techniques, create whole new worlds within its pages.
Award-winning artist Iain Stewart enjoyed the freedom he felt painting in his sketchbook so much that he decided to take it to a higher level, asking, "What if you could work on a studio painting using this same method and mindset?"
It may sound strange, but his unconventional approach is winning him shows and events!
Not only is he going to prove that it’s possible for you…
…he’s also going to show you how painting-as-sketching can help you be more adventurous with your creations.
If you’re looking for a method that engages your creative mind, this is it.
You’re going to discover techniques to reveal and nurture your “painting voice”...
…how to really say what you want to say…
…and how to paint scenes that viewers can connect with and feel deep inside — more than just architecture and people passing by.
But that’s just scratching the surface of High Level Sketching. Here’s what you can expect to learn inside:
Iain is a Scots-born watercolor artist and a Signature Member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies (among many other state and international entities)...
…and he’s an instructor like no other.
His work has received numerous awards in international competition, and his paintings proudly hang in many corporate and private collections…
…but the question is, what makes his art stand out?
Rather than a traditional art education, Iain received his degree in architecture, which profoundly influenced his understanding of composition, shape, space, and form.
After spending the majority of his career as an architectural illustrator, he set himself free from the constraints of that role to reinvent and redesign his art without boundaries.
This makes both him and his art truly unique.
His original style makes him a highly coveted watercolor mentor and judge. He's been featured in numerous books and periodicals, and his art is celebrated worldwide. Additionally, he has recently been inducted into the Whiskey Painters of America!
As an instructor, Iain takes great pleasure in sharing his personal mantras — phrases that maintain his tranquility and confidence while painting. But most importantly, they serve as a reminder to play!
With Iain as your mentor, you can rest assured that your painting skills will soar!