Friday, September 12, 2014

Paintings on display at Mendocino Art Center

All three watercolors painted this week.

Add "Old Matriarch" on top "Noyo Boat" on bottom sold.

Dueling watercolorists Juan Pena and John Hewitt

Juan Pena and John Hewitt are dueling watercolorists last night at the MOPO Plein Air Event in Mendocino.  (Juan was Pancho and John was Cisco.)  Both Cisco and Pancho demonstrated watercolor at the same time.
John Hewitt's demo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today's watercolor (full sheet) at Mendocino Headlands.  Summer fog still here!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mendocino Painting Day one

"Cypress on Fern Drive"  3/4 sheet watercolor completed today in Mendocino.

Mendocino Plein Air

Juan's first day of painting at the Mendocino Plein Air Event.  Will post the completed painting later today.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Almost 4th of July!

Juan's quick draw this morning.  Auction had to stop at about the tenth painting due to a thunderstorm.  I was number 20!  Will be showing this painting tomorrow and Saturday in Telluride.
Happy Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Telluride Plein Air Event

Painting outside this morning on the cabin deck.  Looking forward to the Fourth of July in Telluride, Colorado.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Watercolor demonstration painting for WASH in Carmichael on Monday, May 12th.

Student Question:

In your presentation last night at SFAC you discussed transparent and sediment colors. Watercolor is usually referred to as transparent and opaque. Were you referring to opaque when you mentioned sediment colors or is that something else? Some colors are granulated also. Sorry I didn't ask last night.

My Answer:

Thank you for your good question.

In  transparent watercolor, stain colors are very transparent.  Opaque colors are the sediment colors and when wet appear very opaque, but they dry transparent.  I do not refer to the sediment colors as opaque because that can be confused with Guach.  Guach are referred to as opaque watercolor and used by commercial illustrators.   

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Watercolor classes in Yosemite

Today's watercolor at the top.
Kay's watercolor below my photo.
Last photo is the vantage point for the paintings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Yosemite Falls watercolor demo

Second Yosemite watercolor class and painting for today
.  Wonderful Spring colors and lots of water in the falls.

Yosemite in Spring

Gorgeous week here in Yosemite.  River reflection of Half Dome in the early evening.  Juan is teaching a very full class in the Yosemite Valley.  Will post today's painting this afternoon.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Juan's new workshops and free demonstrations

Juan's new workshops and free demonstrations

The last landscape class of this eight week session is Friday NOT SATURDAY.  
We will be painting on-location in front of the Sierra Vista Community Center.

Watercolor Landscape Workshop

May 16,17 &18, 2014. In this three day workshop (9 - noon & 1 PM to 3:30 PM) you will receive the equivalent of eight morning classes. This workshop will feature becoming an artist and what is needed to be an on-location landscape painter.  You will learn how to psych yourself to paint a work of art.

Three day workshop fee $120.00, drop-ins one day $70.00 or two days $100.00.  

FREE watercolor demonstrations:

May 12th, 2014, WASH demo at 1:30 PM at the Gibbons Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

May 15th 2014, 7:00 to 9:30 PM, at Juan’s new studio in Colfax, Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Colfax, CA.

Oil Portrait Workshop

May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014.  This workshop is a skill building seminar.  You will work from a live model.  You will also learn how to draw a portrait and what colors are needed for mixing skin tones.

Some drawing ability is necessary for this class.  Juan will show a simple way to draw and paint the human head, neck and shoulders.

Three day workshop free $150.00. 

FREE portrait demonstration:

May 29th, 2014 (Thursday night) 7:00 to 9:30 PM, at Juan’s new studio in Colfax, 
Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Colfax, CA.

Contact Information

Phone:     530-320-5192

Friday, February 7, 2014

Juan Peña's Saturday on-location Watercolor classes

Juan's new on location watercolor classes.

First Saturday class meets in Colfax at Juan's new classroom studio.
Sierra Vista Center
55 School Street
Colfax, CA 95713

Feb. 22, 2014, Class 1
We will discuss out doors painting supplies and the power of the big flat wash.
March 1, Class 2
The benefit of thinking in values using the big flat wash. 
March 8, Class 3
The benefit of thinking of design using dark values first.
March 15, Class 4
The benefit of thinking of design with color.
March 22, Class 5
Thinking your way through a painting with Juan’s formula.
March 29, Class 6
Why a foreground & how Juan’s formula helps.
April 5, Class 7 
Why a middle ground & how Juan’s formula helps.
April 12, Class 8
Why paint with three ground plains & how Juan’s formula helps.

$160 for the 8 session classes.  Class meets from 9 am to noon.

For questions about the class, post your comment on Juan's website.  Click on the "contact" tab.

Juan's website

Juan's materials list is on his website.  Scroll down on the "About" tab.

Remember, if it is cold (55 or below) or raining, we meet in the Juan Pena Studio at 55 School St., Colfax, CA