624 South Main Street Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 488-8600
Tues - Sat 11am - 6pm

Watercolor Workshop – Texas Style Oct 7 – 12, 2018 – Laurin McCracken

Realism in Watercolor Workshop
with Laurin McCracken AWS, NWS, WHS
Texas style at the  *404 Ranch*
Oct 7 – 12, 2018

This workshop is for artists who are intermediate or more and want to learn to paint in the realistic style of the Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the 16th and 17th century. (See Painting Above by Laurin) You will learn how to see, draw and paint objects in realistic detail. We will paint a simple still life of clear glass from a photo provided. From a projected image, you will trace a still life to paper. You will learn the British, Two-Brush technique of how to make things look round and three dimensional. Participants will learn about various techniques of painting realism. These techniques can apply to many types of subject matter. The goal is to learn a lot and enjoy the journey.
  1. Experience Laurin’s creative & artistic abilities along with the southern hospitality on a working ranch.
  2. Lodging provided in Ranch/Bunkhouse
  3. Sunday, Oct 7, arrival between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
  4. Classes begin Monday morning 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  5. Classes end on Friday at 4:00 pm. After critiques, Dinner Celebration.
  6. Fee: $850 Includes 5 days of workshop Food & Lodging for 5 to 6 nights
  7. Meals provided except for one evening out at a near Location.
  8. Class limited to 15 and is expected to sell out quickly. Don’t delay in reserving your place.
  9. $400 deposit – ASAP or no later than September 8, 2018 to Jackie Railsback(Ranch Owner/Host), 2520 Norwood Dr., Hurst, TX 76054 jrailschas@att.net, 817-657-8691 Deposits are Non refundable after September 15, 2018.  If unable to reach Jackie, contact Laurin at 817-773-2163 or email laurinmc@aol.com
The *404 Ranch* is located About 65 miles west of downtown Ft Worth, about 95 miles west of Dallas and 21 Miles north of Stephenville on Hwy 281.  You will be provided a map & GPS at gate of property.
Check out Laurin’s web site at: www.lauringallery.com. If you have questions for him; email to laurinmc@aol.com.
“Three delicious meals are enjoyed daily and end of the day sunsets are superb.  I learned and enjoyed the ranch experience.  Don’t miss it !!! “
Jean Lewis
“This is more like a retreat; painting, fellowship, eating and having a great time with Laurin, a wonderful artist.”
Jackie Railsback 
“404 Ranch”
The ranch house was recently remodeled inside and out and a 30’x30′ attached studio added which is where the workshop will be conducted.
This is a working ranch but, as you can see from the pictures below, this is not your run-of-the-mill ranch house.
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