Instructor, Glenn Cernosek

This workshop is for beginners or intermediate watercolorists, or for oil painters who want to try a less toxic medium with easier cleanup.  All art supplies are provided by the workshop instructor. Both days, class is from 10am-4pm, including a 1 hour lunch break. We will notify students of lunch options, or bring your own.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn techniques and methods that will make your paintings better, easier and more fun to paint. You will learn how to use paint to make interesting textures and brush strokes.  Watercolor painting for beginners can feel intimidating, even if you have never picked up a paintbrush, this class will get you started on creating beautiful works of art.  Some of the techniques you will learn are: Flat Washes, Graded Washes, Glazes, Brush Work, Dry-Brush, Wet-Into-Wet and more. You will learn how to know which color to start with when trying to mix and match a color in your reference photo or outdoor painting subject. After practicing these techniques, you will learn how to use them to create beautiful paintings.

You will also learn some of the techniques of the old masters, to draw subjects more accurately on your watercolor paper. There will be discussions about paints, brushes and paper brands, sizes, weights and textures.  You will learn why certain papers and weights of paper are better suited for different types of paintings.

Glenn will show you how to seal your watercolor paintings with a UV Archival Varnish so your painting can be framed without glass and mats. Glenn will bring paintings that have this varnish coating so you can see the difference it makes in framing watercolors. Each day, Glenn will demonstrate each technique and then pause as the students will complete that step. He will provide individual assistance while the student paints.

Original works by Glenn:

“Tropical Harmony”

“Cold Morning Ride in Austin”

**Refunds and credits are issued only for class cancellations and postponements.

Glenn’s Story:

Glenn currently lives in the Austin, Texas area.  He has been painting for the past 45 years and teaching for the past 20 years.  He specializes in painting landscapes, pet portraits and tropical painting in watercolor.  All of his paintings are in a representational style.

Glenn paints primarily in transparent watercolor and gouache but occasionally in oil. You can see his paintings on the web at

Five of Glenn’s tropical watercolor paintings are currently featured on sets of the TV shows: Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI.

The oil painting, “1851 Colt Navy Revolver” is featured in an exhibit at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas.

Glenn has exhibited his paintings in many art competitions, including:

2022 First Place Award – 52nd Annual Watercolor Society of South Texas Exhibition

2021 Dolores Price Award – 51st Annual Watercolor Society of South Texas Exhibition

2018 Merit Award – 40th Annual Waterloo Watercolor Group Exhibit

2017 12th Juried International Guild of Realism for an oil painting

2016, 1992 & 1988 International Exhibition – Watercolor Art Society – Houston

Glenn Cernosek

Other previous exhibitions:

Waterloo Watercolor Group 32nd Annual Members’ Juried Show
American Watercolor Society, New York

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Arts For The Parks, Jackson, Wyoming
Tri Delta Art Show & Sale – Houston

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  •  July 21, 2023
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  July 22, 2023
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm