Dear Artists and Friends,
The cool colorful days of Autumn are around the corner and I am excited to announce my...
2016 Autumn Workshops
Plein Air Painting on the Outer Cape
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: September 23rd- 25th
Spend the weekend of the autumnal equinox sketching and painting the changing colors of the inspiring landscape of Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Simple meditative hikes will take us to tidal marshes, ocean beaches and the Provinceland dunes to visually explore the landscape at various times of day. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of color. Accumulating sketches and visual data will allow us to build images from the ground up, respecting the anatomy of the painting and the varied topography of surface. Layering and process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place. Friday 4-7pm: Meet & Greet in Truro. Orientation and lecture on the limited palette, constructing form with color and strengthening compositional choices. Saturday 8am-4pm: Plein Air painting. Sunday 8am-1pm: Plein Air painting. 1-3pm: Critique and discussion. Students of all levels are welcome in any media.
Register early. Space is limited. (Fee: $450)
Plein Air Painting from On-Site to Studio
Saturday-Monday October 8th- 10th
Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA
Take your painting to the next level by evolving plain air studies into developed studio work. Start the day by making field studies in gouache or watercolor with guidance in color, composition and form. Mindful connection to one’s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process. Afternoons will focus using the studies and the immediacy of memory to make successful studio paintings. To register: www.snowfarm.org
Plein Air Sketching in Lil’ Rhody: Fresh, Fleeting & Fearless
Saturday October 29th 8am-4pm
What is our relationship to the natural world? In this one-day intensive, you will be challenged to create multiple fresh studies outdoors in your choice of media inspired by the fleeting light and evolving color of the beautiful vistas of our own Lil’ Rhody. An organized approach to a limited palette and strong compositional preliminary sketches will support image making. Our painting and drawing process will organically integrate expressive light and color. All levels of experience and media welcome. Location: Industrial Waterfront: Providence (Fee: $150)
Oil Painting Workshop: Composition + Spatial Strategies at RISD
Saturday and Sunday December 10th and 11th
All aspects of a powerful painting hinge on a carefully considered composition. The design of a painting is as important as the subject matter, and includes the separate elements of color (both value and temperature), shape and space working together to add up to a cohesive whole. You'll learn to identify and establish the all-important point of view, and engage in exercises including making thumbnails and quick color studies to identify direction and value, and work out possible color structures. Use of a viewfinder and learning to crop and frame for maximum visual effect is discussed. Spatial strategies are suggested for helping to create depth. The class includes review of the mechanics of palette set-up, format choices and brush handling. You will work from your thumbnails and studies as you build toward complexity, making adjustments to build a unified painting. Register at www.ce.risd.edu
Open Figure Sessions: Long Pose
Four Fridays 10am-3pm: Sept 16th, Nov 18th & Dec 2nd
Experimentation and multimedia welcome. Uninstructed. Fee $50 per session.
Model semi-clothed. Register early. Space is limited. Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio
NEW…Custom Art Workshops
Do you have a special topic you would like to learn?
Gather a group of friends and hire me to teach in a studio or on location.
Flexible time frames and subject matter. Prices depend on enrollment and location.
Work with me ON-LINE!
Watch my new movies released this year on Lynda.com!
"Foundations of Figure Drawing" & “Drawing 2PT Perspective”.
On-Line Creative Coaching
Schedule motivational on-line critiques to achieve your creative goals!
Send me images of works in progress and set up phone meetings to discuss the work.
Fee: $150 per one-hour consultation includes a written critique.
Hope to work with you soon!