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Making Plein Air Painting Simple - New Jersey

  • The Wild Radish Gallery 19-21 Main Street Clinton, NJ, 08809 United States (map)

This 3-day workshop is through The Wild Radish Gallery, Clinton New Jersey. 

This workshop will help to make plein air painting simpler for better speed and expression. Overthinking leads to overworking. Learn to quickly evaluate the subject before you and break it down to simple shapes and values. Then express how the light affects your subject using value and color.

I will cover the painting process from start to finish. A solid start doesn't necessarily mean a solid finish unless the painter fully understands what makes a painting look finished. Saying more with less allows us to concentrate on what's important to the painting but we do need to avoid the common pitfall of not adding enough 'sense' of detail and eye candy to keep the viewer interested. The great artist and author, Charle's Movalli used to say, that as painters, we are actually in the entertainment business. He would say that it's every painters job to entertain the viewer throughout the painting. Expressive brushwork and making marks that count are tantamount to this process.

When I demo, I will be showing you how I simplify my subject matter. I will discuss my palette, the how's and why's' of my chosen composition and give you my thoughts and methods for blocking in and painting the biggest shapes first, working towards smaller shapes and then suggesting detail in order to satisfy the viewer. I will demonstrate the direct method of alla prima (all in one go). Then I will help you to paint in this manner in order to gain speed and confidence and to get expressive brushwork and a feeling of spontaneity in your work. 

This class is appropriate for beginner through advanced levels.


Location: The Wild Radish Gallery, 19-21 Main Street, Clinton, New Jersey 

Time: 10:00 - 4:00 each day

Cost: $400

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Earlier Event: September 11
Plein Air Painting Tuesdays - 6 Week Session!