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Making Your Own Marks - Interpreting Photos


  • David Lussier Gallery 156 River Rd. Willington CT, 06281 United States (map)

As a landscape painter today, you have the advantage of being able to gather a lot of reference photos quickly and easily with a digital camera. It makes all the sense in the world to get all the visual cues you can to help jog the memory back in the studio for help with finishing touches or to work up studio paintings. As useful as photos the truth is that a camera is not able to capture what your eyes are capable of seeing and your heart is capable of feeling. Merely copying a photo will never result in a real sense of depth, and colors and values will be untrue to what nature gives us.

In this two day workshop, through demos, handouts and a lot of discussion, both as a group and individually, you will learn how to interpret photos and make changes based on the truth found in nature and how to fill your paintings with a real sense of light and atmosphere. Composition, color, values, line and edges will all be discussed. I want to help you to not only interpret photos correctly but how to make marks that are expressive and uniquely your own. You can work from your own photo choices or look through my library of hundreds of photo references. 

Location: David Lussier Studio, 1 Front St. Suite 467, Rollinsford NH

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 each day

Cost: $240  Class  size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, 80 Olde Mill Rd. Apt 10, Somersworth, NH 03878

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