Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3 Day Plein Air Workshop

I spent the weekend teaching the first half of my annual 3 day plein air workshop.  This is a consecutive workshop with the second half in August.  We start in June by building on our foundation skills of plein air painting.  The students then have the chance to apply the skills during summer and continue on in August.  It's a very beneficial way to teach and for students to apply what they're learned and hone in on those skills, then come back and move further.  The progress I see is truly remarkable!  The group was a hard working bunch of painters!  I was fun to see all their growth in such a short period of time.  Below is one of my demos and pictures of the gang painting.  
Thanks to all those who attended, I had a great time!
"Sunday Serenity"
8x10 oil on linen panel -sold-
This is my demo from Sunday morning.  
We decided Sunday Serenity would be the perfect title for this painting!
Here's most of the 'gang', 16 total watching my Sunday morning demo.  It was a bit chilly, 53 degrees, so we were all pretty layered in attempt to keep the damp chill out.  They (weather peeps) kept promising sun but we didn't see much of that all weekend, at least we dodged the rain!

Here's the gang working hard on value structure!

A peek over Doug and Angie's should of what we were painting.  Lake Elmo Park Reserve is really a perfect place to paint!  


Marian Fortunati said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful workshop.
... Great way to learn.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Nice location, Very Nice painting, good looking group of students... Happy for you. :)