• Step Outside: Plein Air Painting
    May 9, 2017 - June 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Let go of the photographs and redesign the landscape while being authentic to your surroundings.

Key composition color & value tips will be shared so you can transform the scene before you.

Painting outdoors is an exhilarating experience, and this workshop is ideal for artists who want to take the challenge of stepping outdoors to paint! Whether you are a novice or an experienced painter, the opportunity to paint outdoors is rewarding. I notice that my time plein air painting makes a difference to how I approach pastel painting when I am in my studio, thoughtful choices paired with spontaneity.

This workshop will begin at the location where I will introduce you to some basics for plein air painting. I will provide a demonstration that will include pointers for setting up on location, narrowing the field of vision, importance of thumbnail sketches and underpainting, and using compositional structures and color harmonies. When on location, you will have time to sketch and paint with individual feedback at your easel.  If the weather is not co-operative we will paint at the Cape Cod Art Association and I will share strategies for using photo references and ways to use your sketches to achieve a spontaneous approach when painting.