AUG 17, 2019

Instructor: Robert Benson

This class will be focused on painting Still Life subjects in watercolor.  Students will begin with a quick value sketch in blacks, grey and lighter tones to establish light and contrast.  This exercise will be done loosely on sketch paper over time.  These value studies can be some of the most fun work we see ourselves do.  After sketching out our subjects, we’ll get started with the color work.  In the afternoon, the instructor will provide a demonstration to illustrate certain textures, whether in dry brush, wet on wet, or flat wash.  At the conclusion of our painting time, we will put the work up to display in the room and review the successes the students have made.

Materials List Available HERE.

$108 members

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Robert Benson

Robert Benson


Robert Benson has been a steady presence on the Sonoma Valley art scene since 2001. He lives in Kenwood and has built a strong body of Northern California landscapes and still life works. Past shows have included solo exhibitions at various Valley of the Moon wineries and art venues, including The Fig Cafe, Art at the Source Open Studios Tour in Sebastopol, and the Artist Showcase series at the Plaza Arts Center in Healdsburg, CA. For seven years, he trained with watercolor master Dick Cole. Benson encourages painters of all levels to take instruction throughout their careers.