Jan Heaton is a professional watercolor artist. Her paintings celebrate nature, and then abstractly reach beyond the obvious. Art dealers and galleries in Austin, San Francisco, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, and Marble Falls represent her work. Jan paints in Austin, TX and Laguna Beach, CA.
Jan's Upcoming Workshops
Students have basic knowledge of 2-D art making including form, negative space, value and line.
Aug 22 - 26, 2022
9AM - 5PM
Watercolor: Abstractions in Nature
This course allows students to capture and interpret nature via the fluid medium of watercolor. Participants learn to simplify and abstract subject matter with minimal marks and a broad spectrum of techniques to create bold and captivating works on paper. They develop color palettes and imagery to stretch their preconceived notions and initial meanings. This workshop guides students through the process of observation, inspiration and translation of the seen world into abstract, graphic and bold watercolors. Participants learn how to economize their mark-making and focus on elements like pattern and color, observing details in nature with a fresh perspective.