Tony Conner  

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Featured Paintings

Gold, Green, Gray – watercolor seascape painting

“Gold, Green, Gray” – 10" x 13" I have thing for rocks and water. The area around Gloucester, Massachusetts is known as Cape Ann. The entire area is full of paintable scenes with endless variety of subject ocean and nautical subject matter.  While I enjoy all of those...

Flume Falls – en plein air watercolor landscape painting of waterfall and stream

“Flume Falls” – 11" x 15" My first visit to this well known attraction near Wilmington, New York in the Adirondacks. With rain threatening, I was lucky to have found a great viewpoint from the rocks downstream from the falls pretty quickly.  From that vantage point,...

Trees At Black Pond – en plein air watercolor landscape painting of trees

“Trees At Black Pond” – 15" x 22" An impressionistic and energetic interpretation of summer light on pine trees near Black Pond - part of the Visitors Interpretation Center (VIC) at Paul Smith's College. Most of my en plein air landscape paintings are attempts at...

Heron Pond – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

“Heron Pond” – 11" x 15" Heron Pond is one of the many lakes and ponds in the Paul Smith's College Visitors Interpretation Center (VIC).  This scene was painted during the 2018 Adirondacks Plein Air Festival. The light on this wet, showery morning seemed to intensify...

Portrait of a Rock – en plein air watercolor seascape painting with surf and rocks

“Portrait Of A Rock” – 11" x 15" There's something about light on rocks at the ocean that never gets old or boring! This scene was done at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA in the middle of a day in early May. A very simple scene with a rock in spring sunlight. The...

“Bass Rocks, Afternoon Light” – en plein air watercolor seascape painting

“Bass Rocks, Afternoon Light” – 11" x 15" This painting was done during the inaugural Cape Ann Plein Air competition in October 2016. Bass Rocks is an area along the coastline of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Often called the 'backshore', it is a rugged, rocky coastline...

“Sunrise, Winter Morning” – warm and cool contrasts in an impressionistic winter landscape painting

“Sunrise, Winter Morning” – 4" x 6"  Being both an early riser and a plein air painter, I tend to be up and out early. In the winter, one doesn't have to be out very early to see the sun rise. So, I've seen many winter sunrises. Although most of my work is done 'en...

“Open Fields” – farm country watercolor landscape painting

"Open Fields"  - painting is 15" x 22",  framed to 21 x 28 This painting began as a demo for the Colonie Art League in February 2015. The demo itself lasted only 2 hours, so more work was needed in the studio once it was home. The painting is based on a sketch - shown...

“Morning Sun and Shadow” – watercolor plein air landscape painting

January 28, 2014 - "Morning Sun & Shadow", 7" x 10" Mt. Anthony casts long shadows that keep much of the landscape to the west in shadow after sunrise.  On this cold (4 degrees at 7:30) but clear winter morning, I found this scene of rolling hills shaded by Mt...

Upcoming Exhibits

New England Watercolor Society – Signature Members Exhibit

Cape Ann - watercolor en plein air landscape painting by Tony Conner“Cape Ann” – 11″ x 15″

Guild of Boston Artists
162 Newbury St.
Boston MA

February 6 to March 3, 2019

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, February 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

WatercolorMethods.com

My new online watercolor painting tutorial website.

Basic Techniques & Info – Curated Learning Tracks –

In Depth Tutorials – Quick, Fun Exercises

A quick demo cut of a recent in-depth watercolor painting lesson on watercolormethods.com The full lesson includes detailed, step-by-step instruction and guidance. The full lesson also uses a thumbnail value sketch and shows how to make sure you stay on track with your value sketch by periodically comparing one to the other during the painting process.
Full lesson available to Premium Level Members. Full Lesson Here

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Dynamic Composition Done Simply – Painting Class Workshop-Vermont-New Jersey

Dynamic Composition Simply Done Two Day Workshop  - Fee $195 This simple process will change your paintings and your perceptions   This workshop is for anyone who wants to  learn a  simple process to strengthen their paintings.What you'll learn in this workshop: This...

Color In Watercolor – Watercolor Painting Class Workshop

Color In Watercolor Three Day Workshop  - Fee $295 Strengthen Your Paintings With A New Language of Color This workshop is for anyone who wants to manage the expressive power of color. The visual effect of color is powerful. Yet, the study of color is complex. In this...

Moving To Mastery In Watercolor – Watercolor Painting Class Workshop

Moving To Mastery Skillful technique combined with conscious design results in dynamic work. This four-day intensive is focused on developing advanced painting skills. Increasing the accomplishment of your work requires learning the language of objective criticism....

Watercolor Methods – Painting Class

Watercolor MethodsThree Day Workshop  - Fee $295The workshop to take to make fast progress in watercolor painting. This three-day intensive was developed especially to address the most common problems for those learning to paint in watercolor.  You'll learn how to...

En Plein Air Painting Workshop

En Plein Air Painting In Watercolor Learn the important fundamentals of painting outdoors,on location! This workshop for anyone who wants to experience the pleasures and perils of "en plein air" landscape painting. What you’ll learn:  This class will help you develop...

Watercolor Studio – weekly studio instruction in watercolor

  Watercolor Studio Cancelled for Monday, March 4th"Watercolor Studio" - Every Monday, January 7, - May 20, 2019 9am - noon - North Bennington, Vermont Make steady progress with weekly individual work and guided instructionWho are these sessions for? These classes are...

Drawing Studio Workshop Class

Drawing Studio Workshop Learn To Draw - Improve Your Drawing Wednesdays, October 16 - November 20, 2019    7:00 to 9:00pm Taraden Media Barn, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont This class will teach you to draw, if you don't know how or help improve your drawing...