This will be an enjoyable and intense weekend workshop involving painting on-site in the beautiful Durango landscape. We will learn the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively translate the often complex three dimensional landscape onto a two dimensional plane using thumbnail sketches, limited palettes and the thoughtful use of colors, values, shapes, edges and textures. Further emphasis will be placed on the creative process to make paintings that are more than strict representations of the landscape we see. Multiple demonstrations will be complemented by individual attention and group learning.
Students of all abilities are welcome. All students should have a basic familiarity with the painting medium of their choice.
Workshop locations will be announced prior to the event.