LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING
This workshop will help you get more comfortable and have a better understanding of handling the greens when painting landscapes. The class includes interesting and memorable discussions on all the basic elements of painting including,composition, massing, building form, light and shadow: and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, and whether a beginner or a person who has never ever picked up a brush, it will make sense. Plan to get 3-4 paintings out of this 3 day workshop which will focus on landscape - including palms and dunes. The emphasis will be on getting the greens correct and believable.
After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class, gets students organized and preparing to paint. Students will learn how to set up their palette with the basic colors and understand why this is helpful. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails and do a subsequent demonstration painting throughout the next few days for each subject that the class paints. Sometimes the demo is a step by step and sometimes the demo is done first and remains as an example you can follow and reference. There is nothing to be afraid of or self conscious of and Douglas will get you through all the tricky parts of painting landscapes, and you will have fun.
Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will discuss and demonstrate thoughts on mixing the believable greens. Reference photos will be supplied and Douglas will demonstrate and overview classic principles throughout the workshop. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy all the demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
Class supply list:
Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).
Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.
Douglas also will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” (while supplies last) which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Price $150., while supplies last. Please reserve your kit when registering.
Class Tentative Outline
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