VIEW-Michael Reardon

V.I.E.W: Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops

Paint Live from your home with a master and fellow artists. We are working hand in hand with our team of high-end artists/instructors to present you unique interactive live online painting workshops where you can paint along and get feedback from the comfort of your home. Check our V.I.E.W. calendar with all the online classes we offer with different instructors.

V.I.E.W. by Michael Reardon, AWS: Scenes of Provence in Watercolor

Level: Intermediate and Advanced Painters- Max 16 participants

Dates: May 10 & 11 (9am-1pm PDT):

This workshop will be a step-by-step painting of a couvent and the ruins of a castle in Provence. After I demonstrate each step, you will then have time to paint the area you just watched. By the end you will have a finished painting each day.

Day 1: Le Couvent of Venasque

Day 2: Village of Oppede-le-Vieux

“My demonstration is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and replay if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you.”

Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect.

The class is interactive so you will be able to ask questions directly to Michael and show him your work for feedback. Personal attention is a very important part of our live classes.

After signing up for the class, you will receive the recommended supply list and some info for the class.

Rate:  US$ 224 for 2 sessions of 4 hours each. If you can’t attend the class, you can buy the recordings and have feedback from Michael by email (same price).

The price includes:

  • The Recordings of the two sessions that you can keep forever.
  • Personal feedback and critique during the class. Michael will demonstrate a section then give you time to paint. He will look at your work along the way and give you helpful tips to help you progress.
  • The option to post your finished painting on the  V.I.E.W Facebook page and to exchange with teachers and participants of the VIEW Academy.

Michael Reardon, AWS, Biography:

Michael Reardon has been painting and teaching watercolor for many years. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and a Master signature member of the California Watercolor Association. He is also a signature artist member of the California Art Club.

He is the author of Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three DVD’s that demonstrate his approach to painting landscapes, cityscapes, and waterscapes. He has been featured in several magazines, such as Watercolor Artist and L’Art de l’Aquarelle. His work has garnered many reviews and prizes, including the Ogden and Mary Pleissner Memorial Award from the American Watercolor Association and Best of Show in the Statewide Watercolor Exhibition at the Triton Museum in California. He was also the recipient of the Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which sent him to Paris for three months of painting. He works from his studio in Oakland, California.

Check Michael Reardon’s website at

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