Workshop Details

First Name Kim
Last Name Casebeer OPA
Event Workshop
Start Date July 27, 2020
End Date July 30, 2020
Days _MTWT__
Times All Day
Cost (USD) $675.00
Location Wild Rice Retreat
Address 84860 Old San Road
City Bayfield
State WI
Postal Code 54814
Country USA
Phone (715) 779-0178
Composition of the Landscape, Northern Wisconsin

A 4 day retreat / workshop concentrating on composition of the landscape. We will start the workshop painting en plein air on nearby locations 8-10 min away. We will conclude the workshop with some time in the studio to have an opportunity to contemplate our compositions/design and come up with a strong idea for the studio piece. Combining the freshness of the plein air experience with the experimentation of compositions in the studio will give the student the best success for a strong painting. I will accept both oil and pastel in this workshop.

The best paintings start with the foundation of strong composition and design that can be contemplated more thoroughly in a studio environment, then they add the fresh brushwork of a plein air that reminds you of the light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience.

In this workshop, we start by going outside to gather information in order to experiment with a variety of compositions. 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 most painting days with a group discussion in a positive environment so that we can learn from each other’s work.