This 2 day workshop will cover everything from massing in a strong design, to using color and value to find dimension and perspective.
During this 2-day plein air painting workshop, we will be capturing the beautiful vistas from the top of Mt. Ashland. The boulders, meadows, and expansive views are stunning, a perfect setting to explore the various elements of landscape. This workshop will cover the fundamental principles of painting and composition with a focus on creating a sense of depth in your work. Drawing, value, and color, will be used to create paintings with a strong sense of design. On location demos and one on one instruction will help to clarify some of the more technical concepts. The workshop will be intensive for all skill levels and limited to 8 students to ensure individual attention.
Portable easel & table for supplies
Portable Folding Chair (if needed)
Wide Brimmed Hat (Dress Warm)
Drinking Water & packed Lunch
An assortment of Brushes, BRIGHTS or FLATS in sizes ranging from 1/8 inch to 1 inch in width
Paper towels or rags
Stretched canvas, or panels – 3-4, sizes: 5×7, 9xl2, 11×14, 12×16, 16×20ish
Sketchbook & pencil
Odorless Mineral spirits & glass or metal jar (with lid)
Palette – 1/8-inch hardboard works well (size 12×16 or 16×20). I use a glass palette in a palette box.
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone
Cadmium Yellow medium
Burnt or Raw Umber
Viridian or Sap Green
Liquin or other preferred medium
Satuday & Sunday
October 18th – 19th
Location: Mt Ashland – From I-5 west on Forest Road 20 approx. 10.5 miles to the campground on the left. One mile past the Mt Ashland Ski Resort.
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