Gary Johnson

Stylized Watercolor Class

April 13, 2024

9:30 am – 3:30 pm


ANA Gallery @ Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

I’ve created a new class in watercolor that I think most people who paint landscapes will enjoy. I call it Stylized Landscape in that most everything in the painting will be unlike your average rectangle, square, or straight line. We’ll create a more stylized approach to everything plus add a bit of abstract to the overall painting. No stress, no errors, no fuss, just good approaches as well as useful techniques that can apply to painting not only landscapes, florals, etc. but just about anything else that you might like to “mix up”.


Materials List

  • Watercolor palette
  • As many watercolor paints as you want to bring.
  • Consider gouache as well.
  • Water pail
  • Brushes, a couple of flats and a few rounds of various sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Apron to cover your clothes
  • Tooth brush
  • A Rigger Brush if you have one.
  • Salt
  • Grain Alcohol
  • One half sheet of140 lb watercolor paper (300lb if you have it)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Anything else you’d like to use in creating a painting.


Gary Johson

Fayetteville artist, Gary Johnson, is known in the area for the popular watercolor workshops that he frequently offers. A self-taught artist, he took numerous classes and workshops while living and working in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the country. His painting interests are wide-ranging from still life and flowers to landscapes and people. Both small and large works include detailed studies as well as broad, natural themes.  His unique abstract watercolor paintings have been featured in numerous venues and competitions nationally.