Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop
August 9-11, 2019
Composition and Design for Landscape Painters
Enjoy three days of exploring design concepts for outdoor painters. This class will focus on taking the complexity and infinite detail we find when we approach a subject outdoors and simplifying what we see into a cohesive design. We will learn strategies for dealing with changing light and conditions. We will explore the balance between unity and variety in our paintings and will develop skills in creating a focal point. We will focus on techniques of layering oil paint in a single setting without things getting overworked. Other concepts will include value schemes, color mixing, brushwork and finding your own individualized style and working methods.
On the Friday afternoon we will begin at the artist’s home studying art and asking questions. We will explore three ways of organizing values in a painting and will be drawing several sketches. On Saturday and Sunday we will be out at different outdoor painting locations and will find a balance between demonstrations and one-on-one assistance and suggestions as we create several paintings, from small 6×8” studies to larger more resolved pieces. All levels of artists are welcome.
Dates: August 9 from 1 to 4 pm, August 10 and 11 from 9am -12pm and 1pm-3pm.
Locations: Santa Barbara, CA (to be announced)
Materials list and details will be provided upon registration.
If you are interested in participating, please email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org