NEWS .. I will be painting on location for two competitions this Fall ..
the Escalante Canyons Art Festival .. Escalante - Utah .. September 16-24 - 2016.
One unusual competition will be painting at night .. a nocturne plein-air .. should be fun.
If you are in the area .. drop by .. lots of artists, music, good food and good times :)
This 11x14 oil won a top award at the Escalante Competition .. painted on location from my camp just south of town .. on the border of the Grand Staircase Monument in Utah ..
Studio News - Fresh Oil
To view paintings coming off the easel .. visit my blog .. 'Painting Space'.
Capitol Reef Painting Workshop - Plein-air [On Location]
*Cancelled due to cold wet weather .. will try IT again in late September - 2016.
This is a late afternoon one-day workshop ..
Painting the red rocks of Capitol Reef at sunset .. intense colors that are fun to create.
Short lecture on how to establish a concept ..
.. how to develop an interesting light/ dark design
.. how to build a painting quickly while staying focused on what attracted you initially
.. how to quickly analyze the observed colors and values in relation to the flow of light
.. how to balance warm - cool colors to produce dramatic and beautiful work
.. how to adjust color mixes easily
Focus on composition and expressive color .. can use an abstract or literal approach .. whatever style you are comfortable with.
No public critiques .. just individual attention regarding art fundamentals.
I will be working in oils.. but feel free to use any medium you like. First .. a quick demo of how I work while presenting tips on composition and mixing colors.
We will be working rather fast and will be completing 3 studies .. one with just values and the other two will be with color .. nothing larger than 11x14.
We will meet at 4:00 sharp in the Capitol Reef Visitor Center parking lot.
$60 fee is due just before class .. cash only please.
* Yes.. we will be working through the dinner hour .. so plan accordingly.
* You are responsible to bring whatever is necessary to work in the field .. you know what you need.
* Please be familiar with your equipment .. saves on frustration and painting time.
* Class may run over the time stated on the flyer .. it will take time for everyone to setup and get situated .. so plan to stay longer :)
- What to Bring -
Below is a link for the printable class supply list:
Questions?? Call or text Kate [the phone number is in the white flyer at the top of the page] ..
.. or send an Email.
Having taught college credit courses at Great Basin College on drawing and painting .. I enjoy teaching and helping others find their creative path.
My focus is always on the fundamentals of art.. how to see.. how to draw and compose.. the importance of the dark and light design.. how to develop color relationships. Learning these elements is sometimes daunting but always rewarding.
An intense workshop experience is a great way to increase these skills while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists.. exhausting but inspiring :)
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