Interpreting the Landscape – Plein Air
June 4th & 5th, 2016
Sauvie Island, in Portland, Oregon
This workshop will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the landscape as an artist, by interpreting the visual elements, and then executing it all onto canvas. We will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space. The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and the larger masses. Each day we will begin with a demo covering the principles mentioned above followed by a fun day of individual instruction for each student as they work in the afternoon. This workshop is for all skill levels and in any medium of choice. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm!
• All skill levels welcome in Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor
• Access to private properties on Sauvie Island!
• Limit 15 students
• $250 for both days
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3 day Workshop with Eric Jacobsen
June 29th – July 1st
Plein Air Painting the Grand Canyon
September 19th – 23rd, 2016
The Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Is there any better place to plein air paint and explore the concepts of working outdoors than the Grand Canyon? We will be painting from the spectacular South Rim for 5 days with special access to the views! We will cover the concepts of learning to optically “see” your subject and interpret those visual elements in order to help execute the subject onto canvas. The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed along with a special emphasis on atmosphere with this grand subject. Daily demos and short lectures will reinforce these concepts. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and lots of enthusiasm!