The Poetic Landscape
Oils and Pastels
All levels welcome with some painting experience
October 7th thru 10th
$600 per person
Once you learn the mechanics of painting the landscape, it’s time to learn how to add the magic…the poetry. We’ll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape and those that strike an emotion… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this.
We’ll cover some specific methods that will help you develop a strong composition and edit unnecessary details that detract from the emotion you want to convey. We’ll also address how to make every stroke count, considering the particulars of how you apply pigment to surface and how the quality of the application will contribute to your painting’s message.
Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration followed by students working on a specific painting exercise for the remainder of the day. Instructor demos will include both oil and pastel. Students will receive plenty of individual help from the instructor at the easel during their painting time.
This is primarily a studio workshop, but if weather permits, we’ll head outdoors for a half day of plein air painting.
This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic painting experience will benefit most.
Winter's Silent Crescendo, B. Jaenicke
Enchanted Evening, B. Jaenicke