"The Art of Seeing" Plein Air Workshop
DATE: August 21, 22, 23, 2015
TIME: 9AM - 4PM
Landscape painting is mostly about learning how to see; how to interpret, compare and edit the shapes and colors of the scene we choose to paint. We will try to see things less literally, but in more of an "Abstract" way. In other words to not see literally the mountains, trees, grass, water, etc. but to see them as an interesting and beautiful arrangement of shapes and colors. This is to see them more as an artist and it then opens up more possibilities for things to paint and also helps us find our own voice.
We will concentrate on the process of painting and not be so concerned with doing "finished" paintings. It also frees us up to learn with less pressure. We will work on what makes a plein air painting work; the mood, rhythm and movement along with an interesting and compelling arrangement of values, masses and color.
I will do class demonstrations and will work with each individual as to their own personal needs. We will have some group critiques. Bring a sense of humor, we will work hard and have a good time doing it.