There are still a few spots open in Preparing for Plein Air workshop April 28, 29 at the Campebell River Art Gallery, Campbell River. Price $250 - includes lunches.
Most artists new to plein air painting are overwhelmed by the challenge of painting on location. For the first few years, plein air painting is more about good planning and developing good habits than it is about applying the paint.
This workshop will be two days INDOORS. We will discuss equipment and supplies used for plein air in oils and acrylics. We will cover the key elements of planning and selecting composition for plein air. We will practice the habits used by the best plein air painters including simple methods to create value thumbnail sketches to create a variety of simple and effective compositional choices.
We will then move onto painting "on location": planning, subject selection, simplification and effective compositions from projected images creating small "plein air" paintings in either oils (water-soluble or odourless solvent) or acrylics. I will be demonstrating in both oils (water soluble) and acrylics. Weather permitting we will take out sketch books outside to do compositional sketches.
If interested contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Campbell River Art Gallery Shannon Proctor-McLeod Acting Curator 250 287-2261 email@example.com