Painting outside can be an overwhelming experience… constantly changing light, shifting clouds, weather, and a myriad of possible distractions. However, these challenges may create an experience of chasing the moment that stays with the artist in the studio. There is something about the intensity of looking that happens in that chase that gets under one’s fingernails.
In this workshop, we will focus on painting quick studies outdoors on location in the morning, then continue to digest our observations and craft our responses in the studio. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of using drawings and photos as references to further develop ideas first explored in the field. And of course, we’ll look at the works of great artists for inspiration and answers. All media welcome. Gage will paint in oils.
This class is open to all levels, but is best for intermediate to advanced painters (those with at least a few years of experience and practice.)