jean spicer watercolor

Jean Uhl Spicer


Bright and Beautiful

September 11 - 13, 2017

A native Philadelphian, Jean graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she majored in Illustration. She then entered the commercial art field. Her love of teaching has led her to conducting workshops nationally and internationally in England, Australia, Bermuda, Hawaii and throughout the United States.

Watercolor Workshop Description

Enjoy painting in this fun and relaxed class. Working from still life subjects and photos, students will learn basic and advanced techniques including washes, glazes and how to make their paintings come alive using transparent colors.

Students may bring in their own subject matter as well. All Levels are welcome.

What students are saying about Jean Spicer

A comfortable, enjoyable workshop.  Jean's teaching is easy and relaxed.  Her style is unaffected and beautiful.

Seeing Jean's version of El Capitan was an eye opener to me.  I realized I didn't need a lot of fussiness to capture an image perfectly.

I don't know when a workshop has flown by so quickly.  I learned how to ease up on the details and concentrate on the layout and flow to make my paintings work.

Jean is a gifted woman who has the talent to teach and also paint beautiful paintings. She uses effective lighting to create drama and excitement, along with clean bright colors. You will be guaranteed three full days for fun and learning. . . Peg

About Jean Spicer
About Jean Spicer

About Jean Spicer

jean spicerJean's work has been represented in National competitions and has been published in:

>> American Artist Watercolor, '94
>> Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, '98
>> Splash #5, '98
>> The Best of Flower Painting, #2, '99
>> Watercolor Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists, '04

She has won 5 gold medals as well as the Sylvan Grouse Medal and the Crest Medal. She has also received awards in the AWS Annual exhibit and has served as a juror for their annual exhibit. Jean is listed in Who's Who in American Art.

Signature Memberships:

  • American Watercolor Society
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society
  • Western CO Watercolor Society
  • Catherine Lolliard Wolf Art Club

Jean is the author of "Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Watercolor" published by North Light Books.


Jean Spicer
Workshop Registration & Details
September 11 - 13, 2017

  • Upon receipt of your registration form and deposit you will be e-mailed Jean’s workshop supply list.
  • Video Cameras will not be allowed in the workshop.
  • Lunch will be available to purchase.
  • All levels are welcome.
  • Workshop Times: Mon., Tue., Wed. 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Total Workshop Cost $325
A deposit of $50 will secure your spot.
Balance of $275 is due by August 10th.

Two payment options:
1) Register and Pay Online Here 
(You will be taken to Paypal where you can pay with any major credit card or debit card, as well as Paypal)

Tuition is fully refundable up to August 10th. There will be no refunds after that date unless your spot can be sold to another student. If the workshop should cancel the full amount will be refunded. However, we are not responsible for non-refundable transportation costs.

In watercolor, if you are not in trouble, then you're in trouble. — Selma Blackburn

Following are suggested Watercolor Supplies:


  • Winsor & Newton (all brands are interchangeable)
  • Aureolin Yellow
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Antwerp Blue
  • Hansa Yellow
  • Perm. Magenta
  • Paynes Gray
  • Cadium Scarlet
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Brown Madder
  • Quinacridone Gold  Ultramarine Blue


Arches 140lb. Cold Press.  For best performance, stretch your paper.  I use gator board for support and stretching paper.  You can also use your favorite paper. Size can be Half sheet or quarter sheet.


Good quality of natural fibers such as sable or squirrel. Various sizes of rounds and flats.  From 1/2" to 2" for flats.  Rounds size 6 to large.


White with enough mixing areas.  I use a butcher's tray.

Odds & Ends:

  • Kleenex   
  • HB Pencils   
  • Kneaded eraser   
  • Sponge
  • Masking Tape   
  • Razor Blade   
  • Water container
  • Spray Bottle      
  • Old oil brush (for scrub outs)
  • Sketch Book

Instructor will provide flowers and a landscape exercise. Feel free to bring you favorite flowers as well.  You can also work from your own landscape research.   


Final payment of $275 is due by August 10, 2017. Make final payment here.

Make final payment for Jean Spicer workshop.



Cetronia Fire Co.,  Social Hall   18 S. Scenic Street,   Allentown, Pa !8103 

Our venue is spacious and bright, with good lighting, windows for some natural light and plenty of parking. A staffed kitchen allows you the convenience of ordering lunch at the hall.  However there are also a number of good restaurants close by if you prefer to go out.


Wingate by 
Wyndham Allentown
4325 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
8 minutes
4.2 miles away
(P) 610-366-1600
(F) 610-841-4151


From ABE International Airport: (15 Min.)
Out of airport take 978 S to Rt. 22 W. Follow 22 W 5.5 mi. to Rt. 309 S. 309 S to Tilghman St. Exit and turn right at bottom of ramp.  Go to the first light.  Turn right onto Parkway Rd. Go to the next light and turn left onto Broadway. Go .4 mi to Scenic St. Turn right.

From Newark International Airport: (1 Hr. 30 Min.)
Out of airport take I-78 W. approx. 81 mi. to Exit 55, Cedar Crest Blvd S. Go 2.4 mi. to Broadway. Turn left. Go .8 mi. to Scenic St. Turn left.

From Philadelphia International Airport: (1 Hr. 10 Min.)
Exit Airport and take I-95 S. 1.7 mi. to I-476 N. At fork, follow 476 N       approx 40 min to Lehigh Valley Exit 33, Allentown. Follow signs for       US-22 E/I-78 E/PA-309/Allentown and merge onto US-22 E. Take the PA-309 S Exit towards Quakertown. Follow 309 S. to the Tilghman St Exit E and turn right at bottom of ramp. Go to the first light. Turn right onto Parkway Rd. Go to the next light and turn left onto Broadway. Go .4 mi to Scenic St. Turn right.