|Steps for Strong Composition in the Studio
This 3 day workshop will concentrate on composition of the landscape. This is a studio workshop. The best paintings start with the foundation of strong composition and design that can be contemplated more thoroughly in a studio environment, then add the freshness of the plein air experience which reminds you of the light and atmosphere of the outdoors. I will accept both oil and pastel in this workshop. In this workshop, we will break down the landscape into: line, shape, value, temperature of color, intensity of color, and quality of mark (texture). It’s important to understand each aspect and look at the landscape in this order. What inspired you to paint a particular scene? Concentrating on this one idea will help you through the painting process.
Drawing exercises such as notans and value sketches using design markers, and painting exercises such as quick color studies will reinforce these important elements. Kim will offer demonstrations and lots of individual attention at the easel. We will also conclude our painting days with a group discussion in a positive environment so that we can learn from each other’s work.