Rick Fox - Seeing and Simplifying in a Charged Landscape (Online); Fridays, July 22-August 12, 2022

Date: Fridays, July 22-August 12, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (12:30-3:00 PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:00 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oils or acrylics

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In each week of this 4-week class, artist Rick Fox will focus on different topics for handling the challenges of seeing and simplifying in plein air. Every session will be a combination of in-studio problem solving and plein air landscape painting. The studio work will involve specific directed limitations in anticipation of some of the core challenges, contradictions and joys of painting in the open, energized landscape. The Instructor will provide individual feedback weekly through the WAC online message board.

Dive into color through specific limitations as Rick addresses a variety of issues:

  • Week 1:  Managing the Chaos + Prioritizing the Picture Plane
  • Week 2: Retinal Compensation + Clouds
  • Week 3: Near + Far: Riding the Relative Value of Color.
  • Week 4: Collision of Land + Sky 


Artist Rick Fox is a painter who is fascinated by perception and the challenge and complexity of the translation of the “world” to a surface. Seduced by color, his current primary practice is plein air painting. A resident of southern Maine, Fox is currently represented by Gallery NAGA, Boston, and JP Art Gallery, London.  In 2019 Rick was a Ballinglen Artist Foundation Painting Fellow in Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland. And in 2018 he was awarded two residencies: Playa Artist Residency (Summerlake, Oregon) and 2nd Annual International Plein Air Symposium, sponsored by the Mark Rothko Center (Semenova, Latvia).  Rick has been teaching painting and drawing full-time at the University of New Hampshire since 2010.  rickfoxpaintings.com

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.