Painting the Portrait in Watercolor, Saturday,  Feb 1, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Claremont Makerspace

Painting the Portrait in Watercolor with artist Robert O’Brien

Saturday,  Feb 1 – 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm

The human portrait will be explored in this workshop. Students will learn to paint a portrait with all of its nuances and subtleties in watercolor using a layering process. Other mediums are welcome. Students will paint from photo references.

The instructor will paint, as a demonstration, a finished portrait, and will explain each step of the painting process as a morning demo. Students will paint in the afternoon and are encouraged to bring reference photos of a favorite portrait subject. I will also provide reference photos. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. The class is open to all abilities though some drawing experience is recommended. No materials are included in the cost of the class. For a list of materials, please email

To register, please go here:!event/2020/2/1/painting-the-portrait-in-watercolor

Workshop Fee: Member $110;  Non Member $120
Instructor Robert O’Brien

Born 1954, in Rochester, NY, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over forty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever changing light effects.

The artist, in his own words, says he is driven “to capture the vanishing landscape in my paintings” before they disappear forever as a result of the steady hand of “progress”.

Since 1998, Robert O’Brien has traveled often to Southern France. The region’s sun-splashed landscape and timeless quality of light has added a new dimension to the artist’s paintings.

Claremont Makerspace
46 Main St, Claremont NH 03743, US
(802) 683-5226