Will Daskal - Fine Artist
Beginning September 25, 2017, I will begin teaching WATERCOLOR
at the NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MONROE COUNTY CAMPUS,
on Monday evenings from 67:30 - 8:30pm!
Contact the College @ (570) 369-1800 directly to register for
ART 193: PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS
with WILL DASKAL
Enrich your personal life through acquisition of concrete, useful and creative watercolor painting techniques. Begin with an overview of materials, tools and paints and work towards producing beautiful artwork! Instructor demos and lots of handson practice.
1. I currently have one watercolor painting on display in the Blue Ridge Estates Winery on Blue Ridge Road, Saylorsburg, PA.
2. I have two watercolor paintings on view in the Moravian College art gallery, Haupert Union Building, Bethlehem, PA.
3. I have two oil paintings on view in the Dutot Art Gallery & Museum in Delaware-Water-Gap, PA.
Art Club Presentations Overview:
Will Daskal's painting presentations and painting demonstrations focus on increasing fundamental painting skills in addition to the proper use of the media and materials, while focusing on appropriate compositional design, use of value and color, and how to achieve the effects students desire in their finished pieces. Will focuses on offering sound advice and always demonstrates techniques or principles that apply to the needs of the group.
I want to tell you how much I learned on Saturday. Putting it into practice is another habit I will have to incorporate into painting. I apologize for asking so many questions because I have asked many painters how to let go of the golden section and detailed painting and get the same answer all the time. Just be yourself. You gave me the answer I was looking for. I want to be looser in how I work. I am at the age of letting go and having fun with the brush instead of being told all the time I need to follow Whitney or Couch or any other famous painter I have on my bookshelf. Granted they are helpful but I don't want to be them, just me.
Thank you for explaining how simplicity makes it fun. You showed me ways I never saw before and I was trying to work fast and couldn't since I never saw you work before. Please accept my apology since you asked where did I hear all these don'ts from. It just goes to show you even professors are sincere in their teaching but wanting students to paint their way is not necessarily right for the student in that class.
Thank you so much; I will practice but I so not promise to have a painting finished by the next meeting.
Shadow Bank -- Watercolor on Cold-pressed Paper