Seeing and Capturing Your Subject: Painting the La Jolla Coastline, California (DESTINATION)
What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist? Discover the answer while experiencing and painting the beauty of San Diego en plein air. Students will explore the specifics of observing a subject, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto canvas. Mitch will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space. The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and the larger masses. Each day will begin with a demo covering the principles mentioned above, followed by a fun day of painting and personal instruction. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and lots of enthusiasm! Demonstrations will be in oil. www.mitchbaird.com
Portable equipment and transportation required. Students will receive lodging recommendations upon registration.