Project Description

Michael Holter

Michael has rapidly become known for his dynamic watercolor portraits and landscapes. After a career in advertising design and creative leadership, Michael began focusing on his painting in 2011. He has quickly become a signature member of the The Outdoor Painters Society, The National Watercolor Society, and The Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

He presents exciting and popular workshops throughout the US and Europe.
Michael’s work has received numerous awards, been published in the NorthLight Books Splash 16, 17, 18 and 19 and been selected three times to the Fabriano Watermedia Exhibition and the World Watercolor Competition in Taiwan.

Highlighted Works

Michael’s Demo Materials List

  • Paper: Arches 140 lb Cold Press or Rough Waterford Saunders 140lb CP
  • Paint: (Many are MGraham)
    • ultramarine blue
    • cerulean blue
    • cobalt teal
    • cobalt blue   
    • cadmium red light (Holbein or M Graham)
    • alizarin crimson
    • quinacridone violet (Daniel Smith)
    • burnt sienna (prefer the WN)
    • quinacridone rust (M Graham)
    • raw sienna
    • new gamboge
    • cadmium orange
    • quinacridone gold (Daniel Smith)
    • hookers green
    • neutral tint
    • sepia
    • lavender (Holbein)
    • titanium white watercolor (or white gouache)
  • Brushes:
    • Princeton Neptune Quill #6 (synthetic)
    • Rosemary Mop #10
    • Escoda Prado #14, #10, #8  (synthetic)
    • Esocda Perla #12, 8
    • Rosemary #12 Squirrel
    • Princton Snap #10
  • Rigger: Alvaro Castagnet Needle Point rigger or Rosemary Extended Point