Fundamentals create a strong foundation for any painting. A design and value discussion will include: composition - rules of line and mass; drawing skills; looking for overall patterns; strengthening the design edges - soft and hard; and problem solving.
Painters will spend time with color concepts: aerial perspective, transitions in value and color; and color harmony.
Finding your way as an artist is a life-long pursuit. How do you develop your own technique and style to establish your brand? How does the painter's mood and personality transmit to the canvas? Most plein air painters paint studio pieces as well. How do paintings from studies and photographs take on a plein air feel and look? These questions will be discussed during this workshop.
Attendees can expect daily demonstrations as well as time to create your own paintings in Napa and Mare Island. Individual attention and personalized feedback will be provided.
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