Barbara Nechis

Barbara Nechis

Watercolor from Within
Techniques for Painting the Essence of Nature


May 4, 5, & 6, 2018 — 9:30am – 4:30pm Fri, Sat & Sun — Fee: $395

This workshop is for all who want to gain a deeper understanding of the creative process of painting, are willing to be flexible, take risks, have fun, and be intuitive and inventive.  We will not be using rules and formulas however, the empahsis will still be on concept, color and design.   Barbara inspiration comes both from nature and the inevitable unpredictability of the watercolor medium.  Both abstract and realistic forms will be addressed.

Barbara will present and demonstrate a different method or idea each day using several techniques to show how to construct original paintings from both source material and the imagination.

Topics include controlling paint on wet paper, under-painting, layering and adding gouche.  Critiques will approach problem solving upon the premise that there is always a solution that can turn an unsuccessful painting into a successful one.

Barbara Nechis is nationally known for her lyrical paintings. She inspires her students to question traditional instruction, to be self-guiding and to call upon their own inner resources for their artistic ideas.  In her book Watercolor from the Heart, she states that “the artist needs to take a risk-taking and flexible approach to painting, to have fun and to be intuitive and inventive.”


Workshop location: ART BOX Studio, 1302 Monte Vista, #9, Upland CA, 91786. A materials list will be sent upon registration.

To reserve a place… $100.00 Deposit is required. Payment in Full is $395.00. Balance or payment in FULL must be made 45 days prior to workshop.

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