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Plein Air Workshops 2019

The focus of the instruction will be very comprehensive, starting with equipment, preparation, and set up of tools. My near thirty years of experience as an illustrator and painter will help explain the structure and emphasis on drawing, value and composition. It’s my goal to help students fully understand the process of composing a painting. Atmosphere, color, design and brushwork will be emphasized throughout the workshop experience. Each day I will do a demo describing my technique and process along the way. Both one-on-one critiques at the easel and group discussions will be held daily. My influences, both historical and contemporary, will be part of our conversation over the course of the workshop. I hope that each participant can become more visually aware and have a more solid foundation in a relaxed and positive environment.

A list of suggested supplies along with directions will be sent out upon sign-up.

Carmel Visual Art, March, 20-22, 9:00-4:00

Sky Ranch Art Studio, March 30-31
Join me for an intensive 2 day workshop in beautiful Petaluma. The area is rich with rolling hills dotted with historic ranches surrounded by eucalyptus groves. This will be an outdoor class, weather permitting or we will move indoors & work with reference material from the area.

Workshop at Filoli, Woodside, CA, June 2-4, 9:30-3:30 Workshop at Filoli, Woodside, CA, May 9-11
Come paint in the nature reserve on the beautiful grounds of the historic landmark home. We will meet at Red's Barn (classroom) and explore the wonderful grounds of mature oaks, redwoods, wild flowers & old out buildings. After daily demos with detailed explanations starting from the thumbnail sketch through the entire painting process. Students will spread out and paint throughout the grounds as I give individual help. Pack a lunch & eat lunch together in the classroom. I'll bring some of my plein air painting & plenty of books to browse through. Dress in layers as it can be foggy or windy.
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Carmel Visual Art, March, 20-22, 9:00-4:00 Carmel Visual Art, September 23-25
Come paint in plein air in one of the most beautiful coastal locations on the California coast. We will be spending most of the time at Point Lobos with it's rocky cliffs & iconic cypress trees. I will be doing a demo each day & spending plenty of time with each student. I will stress good solid drawing & help students with their compositions through the development of their thumbnail sketches. Dress warmly as the it can be windy along the coast.
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