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Fri, Feb 01


Crooked Creek Park

"Critique Quest" with Russell Jewell

Workshop: "Critique Quest" with Russell Jewell Request a critique, learn for a day. Critique your quest, learn for a lifetime. A painting workshop exploring self-criticism through art education.

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Time & Location

Feb 01, 2019, 9:00 AM – Feb 02, 2019, 4:00 PM

Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

About the event

This workshop is FULL. Existing registrants may still go to the registration screen to pay the balance due on their entry as needed. Interested in getting on a waitlist? Contact our workshop coordinator, Sandra Oliver at

Workshop Description

This workshop is an effort to give participants not only mental information but multiple , physical and visual problem -solving approaches that can be applied to any painting in any medium . Jewell will teach you how to see into the future of your painti ng before you paint it, thus, allowing you to see the target painting you desire and the confidence to go for it. Russell Jewell’s primary medium is watercolor but his techniques come from his doctorate in art education and his 30 + years of teaching his t rial and error approach .

In just the past 5 years Jewell has won 15 national plein air awards in only 9 plein air competitions , two of which were Best of Show . In June 2018 Jewell won Best Quick Draw and Artist Choice Award in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia , Canada . In 2016 Jewell

won the John Singer Sargent Award with the Transparent Watercolor Society of which, along with the National Watercolor Society , he is a signature member.

Jewell’s self -criticism workshop is geared toward s independent personal development; it is open to all levels of artists. Participants will learn how to ; better become their own best critic. Regardless of what level your art might be, you will see your

own art work in a different light - a light that will allow you to see fur ther down your own path towards success .

About the Instructor

Russell Jewell is an artist from Easley, South Carolina. Jewell's qualifications for such a career include a Masters of Art from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate from the University of Georgia. His most recent art accomplishments include:

- 2018 to be published in The Best of Watercolor: Splash 20

- 2018 Painted in Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Atlanta, Ga

- 2018 Painted in Parrsboro International Plein Air Nova Scotia

- 2017 $1000 Plein Air Easton Tilghman Island Paint -Out Artists' Choice Award

- 2016 $1000 John Singer Sargent Award Transparent Watercolor Society of America

- 2016 First Place Quick Draw Mountain Maryland Plein Air

- 2015 to be published in The Best of Watercolor Splash 16 (North Light Publishers)

- 2014 Best of Show and Artist's Choice A ward Piedmont Plein Air

- 2014 People's Choice Award Easels in Frederick and Honorable Mention Architectural Painting

- 2014 Architectural Painting Plein Air Richmond, Va.

- 2014 Published by North Light Publications in Incite 2 Color Passions

- 2013 $5000.00 Grand Prize Winner of Fredericks Maryland's plein air competition, Easels in Fredericks. Jewell also was recognized with Collector's Choice 2013, People's Choice 2012 and Collector's Choice 2011 with Easels in Fredericks.

- Cranford, NJ Paint the Town Best Artist by the Artists Award 2012

- South Carolina Watermedia Society Awards in (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 )

- Charlotte Fine Art's Urban Lights Exhibition Award in 2013

- Georgia Watercolor Society Award Winner (2010 )

- Signature Membership into the National Watercolor Society (2003)

- Signature Membership in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (2010)

- Jewell was published in North Light's Publication: Splash 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Jewell was published in The Artist Magazine (Jan. 2005) and had a featu re article in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (June 2009).

Russell Jewell is a signature member of the S.C. Watermedia Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Much of Jewell's work reflects his travel experiences to such places as Amsterdam, Belgium, England, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Japan, and Canada. Some of Jewell's favorite subject matter includes his wife Melissa and children, Nicholas and Anna Mackenzie. Most recently Jewell has enjoyed success as an East Coast plein air painter. Plein Air Painting is a term that refers to painting outdoors on location. Jewell's work was recognized in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09 at the premiere Plein Air Competition in Easton, Maryland.

W orkshop Supply List

Supplies that might benefit your success : (Most can be purchased at your local Hobby Lobby )

Whatever materials you use to paint. I personally use Arches 140# paper.

Your own photos , preferably with a high contrast, of which yo u might have interest to paint.

Sketch book and preferably a mechanical lead pencil that carries #5 lead.

An eraser encased like a pen and clicks to produce more eraser length. I will provide some tracing paper .

Caren D’ Ache Neo Color II water -soluble crayons 12 pack (Cheap Joes carries this. It does run about $15. I break them in half prior to using them, therefore, you could split the cost with someone, break them, and still have all you need. )

If you really want to be ahead of the game , come with a small high -contrast image to paint about 8x10 or 10x12 . Before you get to the workshop , trace or sketch the outline o f the image on to sketch paper or computer paper . We will turn this sketch

into a thumbnail drawing with values. S ketch the image again on to your watercolor paper, no shading, just a line drawing. Please do not see this potential painting as “your masterpiece” it is only the first step towards your future painting .


Registration is open to CCAL members only until December 2 for $115 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Registration is open to all artists beginning December 3. Non-members pay $145 ($50 minimum deposit required).


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