NEWS .. I will be painting at the Escalante Canyons Plein-air Competition this Fall ..
Escalante - Utah .. September 22 - 29 2017
One unusual competition will be painting at night .. a nocturne plein-air .. should be spooky fun.
If you are in the area .. drop by .. lots of artists, music, good food and good times :)
This 11x14 oil won a HM award at the Escalante Competition last year .. painted on location from my camp just south of town on Center Street .. near the border of the vast Grand Staircase National Monument.
Escalante Painting Workshop - Plein-air - Sunday - September 24 - 2017
* To Sign-Up online.. Visit: http://escalantecanyonsartfestival.org/art/workshops/
= This is the flyer for the class =
A late afternoon one-day workshop ..
Painting the magnificent rocks of Utah at sunset .. focus on strong design and colors that sing.
Short lecture on the importance of a concept ..
.. how to develop an interesting light/ dark design .. the notan
.. 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
Focus on composition .. 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.
I will give a quick demo .. the initial lay-in.
We will be working rather fast and will be completing 2 studies .. one with mainly values and the other will be with full color. Support size should be relative to a one - two hour time frame .. depends on how fast you work.
We will meet-up at 3:00 sharp at the GSENM Visitor Center parking lot. Try to car pool. The painting site will be close to town.
* 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 .. [flashlight, jacket, etc].
- What to Bring -
Below is a link for a printable class supply checklist [recommended - okay to bring what you like :)
Sunset Workshop - What to Bring
Questions?? Call or text Kate ... [the phone number is in the white flyer at the top of the page]
.. or even better .. 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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To view paintings coming off the easel ..
visit my blog 'Painting Space'.
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