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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Charles Newman

November 4, 2023 · 10am-4pm
$150 members, $200 non-members

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During this painting workshop I will lead you through the process of capturing the overall essence of a particular place and will cover techniques to render the changing light and everyday development in the plein air setting. We will focus on a few key factors including drawing with color shapes, breaking down the motif into a minimum number of color values, the importance of edge quality, and the use of editing. During the beginning of the workshop, I will conduct a quick painting demo highlighting the feel of the location and to help students with an idea of execution. The objective will be to lay in the whole underpainting, then we will break it down and reconstruct it through the layering process. Students will have the option to work on one or multiple paintings. After finishing the painting(s), we will do an hour and a half “quick draw” which will be optional depending on time. Finally, we will conclude the painting workshop with a group critique. Through the duration of the workshop, I will give instruction and individual critique while on the field.

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