Step by step from plein air studies to finished
“Exploring in paint to find the intuitive spontaneity and its interaction with the surface, the painter will search for the true nature of the landscape.”
The painting of the landscape becomes the platform for creativity through an examination of the formal principles and the experimental.
Each person will explore the dynamic forms of shape, colour, light and space found in the landscape. which will transform gesture and marks to go beyond the expected. The goal is to develop your own visual vocabulary.
The first part of the workshop begins with using alla prima techniques for direct painting from the landscape subject.
We will focus on massing in shapes, tonal values, color, brushwork and edges while working in order to complete a painting in one session.
In the second part of the workshop, back in the studio we will work from the study to complete a finished painting.
Here the emphasis is on composition, color relationships, and impact by simplifying all that information in the study.
Picture making sometimes gets lost in the quest to improve skills like drawing and painting—but what is more important is the impact your art makes
How do you attract the eye of a viewer, and make the viewer linger on your work? Fortunately, the more you learn about your compositional tendencies, the more you learn about yourself as an artist, and about what you want to express in your work.
This workshop is an opportunity to paint with a relative amount of freedom regarding subject interpretation. This will help participants improve or polish their technique and compositional skills. Landscape painting is an important part of academic education and improves the discipline of attention.
Media used in this workshop will be acrylic or oil paints.