I will have landscape oil painting classes starting up in September. These classes are designed for all levels of expertise; beginners to oil as well as experienced painters are welcome.
In my painting classes we explore landscapes through simple value studies using only a chromatic black and white.
Once we're familiar with value we add an additional color and paint a tonal study. This limited palette approach allows the student to become aware of the importance of value contrast and the subtle shifts in tonality. Students gain confidence in using the paint and mediums, as well as, paint mixing and application before tackling the challenges of a full color palette.
In my classes we'll spend time looking at reference photos of landscapes and discuss composition. Landscapes contain a lot of visual information and it is important to find the big shapes and the essential elements that are important and to eliminate the rest. Quick sketches with an ink pen are a good way to experiment with composition. I encourage students to create unique compositions instead of attempting to copy nature.
When it is time to delve into a full color palette, we will have good understanding of composition and tonal contrast as our base. We will spend a lot time experimenting with various palettes, discussing the use of color in landscapes to produce the illusion of distance and atmosphere.
I will have two sessions, twice a week, for three wks. $250 for six classes, supplies not included.
I will also have an Open Studio Sunday afternoons 4-7pm. This is for people interested in bringing a painting project they would like to work on and get my feedback. Non-structured, with no instruction, these sessions are designed to allow artists time to paint, receive my advice and to meet other students. I have lots of new resource material from my Denali residency!
Magpie Artworks 3601 Mt. View Drive. 99508
Infante Lyons Studio #103
Mon/Wed Sept.16-Oct 2 6-9pm Landscape Oil Painting $250
Tues/Thurs Oct 6-Oct 22 6-9pm Landscape Oil Painting $250
Sunday Sept 14-Oct 26 OPEN STUDIO 4-7pm $20 per session
Feel free to call or email questions or to sign up for classes.
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