about my work...

"I paint Niagara for the same reason Monet painted his haystacks over and over ...the ever changing light".

Creativity art workshops & retreats

Creativity art workshops & retreats
See website for other locations www.permissiongranted.org

Friday, February 8, 2013

plein air painter - Sarasota Art workshop March 23-24, 2013

American Contemporary plein air painter.
 Shells print available HERE

Each day starts with a morning demonstration  and lecture
focusing on bold composition with underpainting.
You will learn to make quick decisions and simplify for the most impact.
We will discuss Color relationships,temperature, detail, form and edges
Put the brakes on and learn to 'build the foundation' before you apply the decoration.

Participants should be able to start a second painting for the afternoon session
so it is suggested to work no larger than 12x12.       I will be working square.

Supervised painting until 4:30 pm each day

This workshop is focused on making you a faster and better painter,
capturing the essence of the landscape

Workshop is from 10:00 - 4:30 pm
2 day Workshop Cost pp is $297.00 US

Plein Air painting TIP

With plein air painting, I often see artists confused about what to focus on outdoors.
Some truly don't know where to begin painting something in front of them.
What plein air painting is about, is relating
your feelings about the scene, and not about copying nature.
I have seen artists walk around endlessly looking for subject.

A much more dramatic way to paint is to look for 'light'.

Subject is secondary for me. An ordinary object in a wondrous light becomes extraordinary !

And when you have excitement starting your painting, you can more easily carry that through to the finished piece, instead of deciding at the finishing what you can do to make the painting more exciting.

Is your painting missing something but you can't put your finger on it ?
It probably wasn't there to begin with...

Go for the drama !  More info HERE

Thursday, February 7, 2013

plein air painter - NYC exhibit - you're invited

American Contemporary plein air painter.

You're invited to attend the continuation tour of the
opening March 5, 2013 - March 23, 2013
March 9th, 2013 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The "Far and Near Horizons" coffee table book will be available for your collection.
Artists will be on hand for the book signing.
The book is be available shortly on Amazon.com (details will be updated)

The location
New Century Artists (in the Chelsea district)
530 Ewst 25th Street.
New York, N.Y.

LIKE and follow the World Tour on Facebook HERE