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Paul Jackson 4 Day Workshop, August 27 - 30

  • Kentucky Water Color Society Gallery 4836 Brownsboro Center Windy Hills, KY, 40207 United States (map)



Paul Jackson spent his adventurous childhood in Starkville Mississippi. He discovered his passion for watercolor at Mississippi State University in 1985. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Missouri in 1992, and has since been relentless in pursuit of his creative dreams, receiving top honors in national and international competitions, contributing his art to a vast library of magazines and books and sharing his creative influence to all corners of the earth.

Honored by the American Watercolor Society with signature membership at the age of 30, Paul is also a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and an Honor Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society.

Paul was the Grand Prize winner in the Paint Your Way to Paris competition and has been featured as one of the Master Painters of the World in International Artists Magazine. Jackson’s artwork has been on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine four times. Other media featuring Jackson’s work include American Artist, Watercolor magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Artist, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, CBS News, The Baltimore Sun, The St Louis Post, The Kansas City Star, and TWA’s Ambassador Magazine.

In 2008, Jackson was the featured speaker at the International Watercolor Masters Invitational in Lushan, China. Paul was also the only American artist invited to the International Art Meet in Kolkata, India in 2011.

Jackson frequently serves as judge for national and international art competitions. In 2009 he served as the invited juror for the American Watercolor Society’s 142nd annual international exhibition.

A prolific artist and ambitious world traveler, Paul Jackson is one of today’s most versatile and visible contemporary watercolorists. Whether his subject is landscape, cityscape, portrait, architecture, still life or abstract, Paul captivates his audience with genuine emotion, intensity and finesse that energize each of his creations.

Jackson is the author of Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor, from North Light Books and The Wandering Watercolorist, from Chameleon Press 2013. He is an eagle scout, an adventurous spirit and travels the earth in search of visual inspiration.

Please visit Paul’s website for more information.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: New Perspective On The Landscape

Please note that this is a four day workshop.
Dates: August 27 - 30, 2019: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Daily

Masterfully paint awe-inspiring subjects from unique perspectives by following along with Paul as he paints a serene sunset and its surrounding enchanting landscape from an aerial view.  After briefly blocking in the composition and tackling the alluring shadows that dance across the landscape, Paul will guide you through developing the under-painting, then building up to the final painting by adding realistic elements of nature.  With Paul's laid-back approach, you can paint captivating landscapes that remind you of memories you didn't even know you had!

Paint with Paul and he'll help you reach the next level of artistic confidence and ability as he guides you through a painting, illustrating the principles of design, color, value, composition and the mechanics of watercolor.

Through informal lectures, discussions, demonstrations and critiques you refine your personal painting style. Come prepared to be entertained, make new artist friends and find logical and creative answers to your watercolor problems.

Paul will demonstrate the versatility of watercolor paint. You will learn how to work in thin layers of washes to build up luminous colors. Paul will lead you step-by-step with demonstrations of the painting process. Emphasis will be on what makes a good painting, planning the entire picture area, the importance of thinking through the composition, good division of shapes, value planning, what to communicate about the subject, and how to correct mistakes.

If watercolor is your passion, then this highly energized painting workshop is for you! Paul's stress-free, positive approach toward the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up and have fun again. Expect an intense, concentrated and lively workshop where you will elevate your understanding of watercolor. Beginners are always welcome!

Paul is the author of Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor and The Wandering Watercolorist.


Paper: 2 sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140lb, 260lb (aka 156 lb cold press/356gsm) or 300lb cold press. Paul will demonstrate on a 1/2 sheet (20x26") of 260lb - (aka 156 lb cold press/356gsm)

Painting board: large enough to fit 1/2 sheet of paper.

Palette: Paul uses the Quiller palette, but any large watercolor palette will do.

Water containers: at least 2

Paper Towels

3 Round watercolor brushes, pick a small, medium and large
2” flat wash brush
1 small, cheap brush for masking fluid.

Masking fluid

Any other watercolor supplies you normally use.
(aka: kneaded eraser, exacto knife, sketching pencil, masking tape...)

Paint: Bring the paints you normally use.
Paul will be using his Paul Jackson Signature Watercolor Paint Set by Da Vinci Paint Co:
Aubergine, Bora Bora Turquoise, Cabernet, Cowbell, Deep Dark Blue, Deep Purple, Electric Lemon, Envy, Fireball, International Orange, Jackson Blue, Kathmandu Alizarin, Marigold, Masters Yellow, Portrait Pink, Rockstar Pink, Sienna Fire, Submarine Yellow, Ocean, Ultramarine Dream
Matching colors from other professional brands will suffice.


Members of KWS: $460
Non-members of KWS: $485


Please note that this is a four-day workshop, August 27-30, 9:00am-4:00pm each day.
Questions? Contact Sue at 502-458-5043 

Submit your registration using the form below.
Make check payable to “KWS” and mail to:
P.O. BOX 7125
LOUISVILLE, KY 40257-0125
Checks must be received by May 13, 2019. Please

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Later Event: August 28
Paul Jackson Workshop, Day 2