Plein Air and Studio
Plein air painting is a foundational part of training the eye to better understand the concepts of composition, design, and color harmony. Students will learn to plan an effective composition and to better see and use warm and cool colors in a landscape. Calvin will teach students how to use hard and soft edges to create space in a painting and how to simplify the subject matter through the use of basic design, value, color and drawing skills. Students will learn the reasons for using different paint surface textures and brushstroke directions and how to get the best possible results in a short time.
Calvin will be teaching this five-day workshop with two days of outdoor painting. Three days will be spent working on a single studio painting based on photos students take on location. Calvin will begin with a demonstration then he will spend time with each student throughout the rest of the day. www.calvinliangfineart.com
Portable easel and transportation required.