Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Myrtle Beach , SC en plein air painting workshop - April 25 & 26, 2009

Join us in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC for 2 days of plein air painting
April 25 & 26, 2009
Oil Painting and acrylic plein air workshop.
South Carolina click HERE

Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30pm
Locations will be in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Come join us as we paint the quaint towns,marshes and Carolina pines.

Workshop will concentrate on grisaille - working a value plan directly on your canvas.

Ever wondered why your finished painting doesn't quite match your
'minds eye vision' that you had when you started your painting ?

Insure a dynamic composition before your brush hits the color.
Learn to go for the drama in your painting !
This special 2 day workshop is only $250.00pp (reg pricing $275.00 for a 2 day workshop)

Workshop 2 day- Title : Problem solving ‘on your feet’ en plein air painting

Description :
2 day working on location workshop to help you achieve drama in your painting. Demo/lecture each morning.
You will learn to ‘bake the cake ‘before you applying the frosting.
Ever wondered why your finished painting bears little resemblance to the excitement you felt when starting your painting ?
Students will work on location and complete 2 12x16 or smaller paintings per day.

Goals :
What you can expect from this workshop

Students at the end of a 2 day workshop will be able to recognize a strong composition and see values using grisalle. This will enable you to make decisions when doing problem solving on your own, painting on location.
Grisaille studies, directly on canvas will enable you to commit to a composition and value plan instead of constantly adjusting your values and shadows, commonly known as ‘chasing the light’. This eliminates the also common fragmented, unfocused painting.

Experience level : Beginner to Intermediate

Prerequisite Student Skills: It is suggested that beginners have the experience of at least one drawing course.

Student Required Materials: The workshop is taught using a limited primary color pallette. A complete list of suggested oil & acrylic pigments is supplied. Canvas board or stretched canvas 12 x 16 or smaller. A support for canvas and carrying materials. Incidental list also provided. A painting umbrella is strongly suggested.

Class maximum : 15 students

phone toll free at 1 800 393-7270

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Lori Putnam Workshop: Understanding Better Composition (Nashville, TN)

Lori Putnam Workshop: Understanding Better Composition (Nashville, TN)

May 1 and 2, 2009
$175 (50% deposit required)

No one likes to teach it or study it, but the truth is this . . . no matter how well you paint, if your composition is bad, so is your painting! With over 18 years in design experience, Lori will teach you what makes good design in a painting, where composition formulas can fail, and how to avoid your personal tendencies and pitfalls. Any medium is welcome! Demonstration will be directed at oil painters, but concepts and principles will apply to all media.
This two-day workshop includes 1½ days of class work, and plus ½ day (Fri. afternoon) **demonstration.
Class size limited to 10. **Demonstration open to the public.

**Friday afternoon demonstration followed by Q&A and is open to the public so invite your friends. Students registered for classes will have reserved seating. We also hope you will make plans to stay for Lori's reception of new Italian works at the gallery that evening.

To register, email Toni Hooper
or call 615-254-4850.

Lori Putnam, IPAP

Studio, 1506 8th Ave S Nashville TN 37203

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Feature Plein Air Painter - Linda Warner Constantino

Linda is a professor of Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where she teaches Watercolor for the Illustrator, the Portrait in Illustration and Illustrating the Edible. She is an avid plein air painter and on weekends and during her summers she gives private lessons and teaches a Plein Air Painting Workshop at a "green hotel" and working organic farm in Tuscany, Italy.

Her paintings have been juried into national shows and she won the Winsor Newton Award at the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. She has a special love for small "pochade" paintings of landscapes and still lives and maintains a blog about them entitled "A Passion for Small Paintings" Currently she is represented by Shop SCAD Gallery and the Hilton Head Art League as well as online at her website

One of our members is selected as the FEATURE ARTIST for a month at International Plein Air Painters WORLDWIDE Organization.