Our demonstrator for December was Bob Jorgensen. Bob presented a Watercolor Landscape Demonstration.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday December 10th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.
Bob started the demonstration by putting in the sky.
This painting will be of a snow scene with a dark sky.
Bob uses synthetic, Utrecht brushes*, which work as
well for him as the fine sable brushes, and are cheaper.
After the sky went in, Bob added some of the middle ground details.
The details of the flying birds went in next. Most of the
foreground is the blank paper, which represents the snow.
Bob also does miniatures, some of which he showed us.
Here is the finished painting.
Bob had 30 years' experience as a commercial artist in advertising in Boston and New York City and 13 years as a high school commercial art teacher. Now he has turned to what he always yearned to do: WATERCOLORS. His appreciation and love of the outdoors and nature have given him much of his inspiration and are reflected in his coastal scenes and wildlife paintings.
A signature member of the New England, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and the North East Watercolor Societies, Bob serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Watercolor Society and is Past President of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. His many elected memberships include The North Shore Arts Association, Allied Artists of America, Academic Artists, American Artists Professional League (Fellow), Hudson Valley Art Association, and Audubon Artists.
Mr. Jorgensen has received numerous awards and has gained regional and national recognition in many shows, receiving the Silver Medal of Honor from the Allied Artists of America. Other shows include National Academy, American Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Association, and Academic Artists. He has exhibited at the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in New York as well as the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
Bob is listed in Who's Who in American Art and is included in many private collections throughout the United States and Canada, in the Ashland Public Library and the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont.*This mention of the Utrecht brand name does not constitute an endorsement of the product by the Reading Art Association. The statement concerning the quality of their product is the opinion of the artist.