Stan Moeller - Plein Air: Figure in the Landscape, July 27-29, 2020

Date: July 27-29, 2020
Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM
Level: All (some plein air painting experience is helpful)
Medium: oil or acrylics
model fees are not included in the cost of this workshop

A lot of painting is about seeing: learning to see the shapes that make up the subject of your painting. We have to learn to see what is important, what is not, and learn to block in in the scene quickly with fluid brushwork, to capture the feeling of a scene rather than a photographic detail.  In this workshop, students will learn to use a “direct painting” method of blocking in. Demonstrations and discussions will be given on the use of color, composition, underpainting, layering, perspective, atmospheric perspective and different styles of oil or acrylic paint application.

Painters will  do quick, 5-10 minute warm up paintings to understand shapes. Many times these quick sketches are the student’s favorites.


Stan Moeller was raised in rural, northern Indiana within sight of the Michigan border, in the small town of Scott, population 50. He has taught numerous painting workshop on Monhegan Island, Tuscany and in the South of France and has taught a master class at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he taught courses for seven years. Today Stan and his wife live in York, Maine, on the York River, surrounded by conservation land and farms. He travels frequently to France and Italy for inspiration to sketch and paint.


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