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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

RATINDRA DAS

Simplifying Your Message in Watercolor
 
 http://www.ratindradas.com/

Artist Biography
RATINDRA DAS

RATINDRA DAS
AWS, NWS, TWSA  (Master Status)

Ratindra Das is a nationally known artist, educator and juror who holds signature membership in America Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Master Status), Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Mississippi Watercolor Society and Arizona Watercolor Association. A Frequent juror of exhibitions and shows, recently he was one of the selection jurors for the American Watercolor Society and sole juror of selection and awards for the 2006 annual exhibit of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He has won numerous awards in national competitive shows that included five awards from the American Watercolor Society.

Ratindra Das attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and studied with many nationally known artists such as Robert E. Wood, Frank Webb, Cheng Khee Chee, Irving Shapiro and Serge Hollerbach. He is a licensed architect and a member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects.

Artist's Statement:  "I love watercolor because of its dynamic qualities- it moves! That’s watercolor’s inherent characteristic. Often I make preparatory sketches, which are further developed into paintings. I have thousands of sketches- enough to paint for next three hundred years! Over the years I have relied less and less on photographs. Sketches seem to have more emotional and direct impact on my paintings. I love colors and use them intuitively rather than relying on what’s out there. It’s the fruit of life!"

 

Awards
American Watercolor Society - 1995,2003,2004,2005,2006
Adirondack National - 2004
Rocky Mountian National Watermedia - 2004
San Diego Watercolor Society International - 2006
National Watercolor society - 1998
Watercolor West - 1997, 2002
Midwest Watercolor Society Award - 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002
Mississippi Watercolor Society - 2002, 2005
Arizona Watercolor Association - 2001, 2003, 2004
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Award - 1998, 2005
National Watercolor Oklahoma Award - 1993, 2000
Northwest Watercolor Society Award - 2005, 1993
Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Montana Watercolor Society - 1991, 1999
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society

Collections
Elmhurst Art Museum
Miller Art Museum
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Benchmark Display
Good Shepard Hospital
Dupage County Courthouse
Kane County Courthouse
Amoco Corporation
Interlake
Sunbeam
First American Savings
Argonne National Laboratory
Northwest Mutual
and many other Private Collections
  Publications
Included in:
Strengthen Your Paintings with Dynamic Composition, by Frank Webb
Splash 3, Edited by Rachel Wolf
Best of Watercolor, Edited by Betty Lou Schlem and Tom Nicholas
Watercolor abstract, Watercolor Places, Published by Rockport Publishers
Best of Watercolor, Painting Color, Published by Rockport Publishers
Best of Watercolor 2, Published by Rockport Publishers
Best of Watercolor 3, Published by Rockport Publishers
Watercolor Expressions, Published by Rockport Publishers
The Artistic Touch, Edited by Chris Unwin
International Artist, Magazine showcase, Oct-Nov 2001

Featured in:
The Artist's Magazine 2001, 2003
Watercolor Magic October 2005




Gallery Affiliations
Blue Dolphin House and Gallery, Ephraim, Wisconsin
The Proud Fox, St, Charles, Illinois
Gonzalez Gallery, Ajijic, Mexico
 
 

Simplifying Your Message in Watercolor

Ratindra Das, through enjoyable demonstrations and exercises, will teach an expressive and liberating watercolor workshop.  Lessons on how to use "juiced-up colors" and simplifications of shapes, plus Ratindra's practical wisdom and an easy going atmosphere, will free up participants.  Carry your watercolor to  new level of expression with this design-oriented approach. 

With a focus on simplification, Ratindra will share his experiences about the craft of painting through a variety of approaches:  wet into wet, partially dry paper, etc.  You will learn how to beat the old clichés and focus on how to interpret boring photographs into exciting paintings.  Bring enthusiasm, your favorite painting supplies, and a sketchbook to this enjoyable workshop.
 

OCTOBER 22-25, 2007
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

RATINDRA DAS

Simplifying Your Message in Watercolor
$410 fee

This workshop will be held at the Art Box Studio.

Materials list and other information will be sent after registration.

 

ART BOX STUDIO

SYLVIA MEGERDICHIAN

ART BOX STUDIO; 1302 N. MONTE VISTA, #9;  UPLAND, CA 91786-8221
STUDIO:  (909) 981-4508

artboxsylvia@netzero.net

 

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