Jacqueline Gnott

The Secrets to Creating Dark and Dramatic Still Lifes in Transparent Watercolor

August 28 - Sept 2, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

In this 4 day workshop, Jacqueline will guide you, step-by-step through the process of glazing in transparent watercolor to achieve rich, dark and dramatic still lifes.  This is a unique technique that uses glazes of watercolor to build luscious form.

Jacqueline’s workshop will consist of many demonstrations each day.  She will do a demonstration and then guide you in the same technique on your own painting.  She encourages artists attending the workshops to bring their ipad or iphones with them so they can take photos of the paintings “in progress” shots.  A great reference as they work on their own watercolors.

Besides learning to make backgrounds that are flawless, you will learn various objects to paint, in a realistic manner, capturing every detail.  You will start with a pencil drawing provided to you, so you can spend all of your time painting in watercolor!  You will also receive the photo reference for ease of execution.

Her workshops are very casual and she encourages questions and lots of interactions with her class.  She will show you how easy watercolor can be, especially using her glazing technique.  You can expect to complete an entire still life in this workshop.

Jacqueline has been painting in watercolor for the past 30 years because of her love for the medium.  Her paintings consist of three areas: Formal still lifes with flowers, lace and ornate tables; Kitchen still lifes with ball jars, fruit and lots of antiques; and her favorite, flowers from her garden. She spends her time painting smaller pieces for the Daily Painting Movement, as well as doing very large paintings for national shows.

While Jacqueline’s subjects are commonplace, her paintings are anything but. They show a mastery of light and shadow, and they have an emotional quality that can be felt as well as seen. She had started out painting in college where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. There she was taught mainly the loose, gestural type of watercolor painting, which was difficult for someone with a need for more control and structure. So, after seeing some of the work of watercolorist John Stuart Ingle she decided that realism was where she needed to be.

Jacqueline’s professional artist status has won her many accolades both nationally and internationally. Including a cover article in “Watercolor Magic”, feature articles in “The Artist’s Magazine” and “Watercolor Magazine”. Some of her most recent shows include: Watercolor USA; Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence & Signature Status;Transparent Watercolor Society of Americ; Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial - Shenzhen, China; and Hoosier Salon, Outstanding Work Award. One of the highlights of her career was the grant awarded to her by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation out of New York.

One of many goals in life is to teach this style of watercolor, and show artists that, even though this is a technique rarely seen when associated with the usual “pastel” washes of watercolor, it is easy to accomplish. She does this through her many workshops, dvd’s and an on-line forum, For the Love of Watercolor. Jacqueline lives in South Bend, Indiana with her black German Shepherd, Bella.

Studio: Intermediate / Advanced

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $610
(Tiered pricing not available)
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 8/28
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8/29-9/1
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 9/1
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/2
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.