Workshops - 2024
I paint using just 3 colors and white. - (Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Red Light & Titanium White). All paintings you see here on this website are a good example of this limited palette. All landscape workshops are conducted in limited palette.
Fundamentals of Landscape Painting - online zoom workshop
This will be a 4 day workshop spread over 4 weeks. We will paint using a limited palette (red, blue, yellow & white). Although we will be painting with a limited palette, the concepts can be applied to any colors of your choice.
Beginners are welcome ! Learning how to paint is a lot about learning how to think and see. We will be exploring this a lot in this workshop. You will learn the fundamental concepts that make or break a painting. If you have never painted before or have dabbled or have struggled with color mixing, this workshop is for you.
Medium - Oil Paints
Dates - Jan 20th, 27th, Feb 3rd & 10th 2024 (all Saturdays) .
Time - 10 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Venue - Zoom
Tuition - $250
All classes will be recorded and be available until end of March 2024
Limited Spots !
Week 1 - Color Wheel and color mixing, learn to assess values (black & white), mixing interesting greens, muting/unsaturating color. Learning how to mix greens is important when you paint a landscape because there is so much green out there.
Understanding the anatomy of an ideal landscape. Value indicates how light or dark a color is. Understanding value is key to a successful painting. Values help create distance and atmosphere in a painting. We will try to interpret the landscape in black and white to simplify the concept. This will be the foundation for future classes.
Brushwork, edges, composition - these topics will be discussed throughout the workshop.
Mindful sketching & Color Mixing and how I think through color. I will also go over some of my favorite materials.
Week 2 & 3- Apply what we have learned in W1 and paint a landscape or seascape from start to finish. I will paint to demonstrate how I think through color and how I simplify a complex landscape.
We will begin with a block in. I will share my palette while painting, so you can see how I mix my paints. Simplifying the landscape into larger shapes. Understanding Color temperature, Edges, Brushwork, Composition and Glazing to create transparency and slight temperature shifts.
Week 4 - Apply what we have learned in W1 and W2 and paint alla prima. It means we will try to finish a painting in one sitting. It gives a very loose, spontaneous look to a painting. Almost like a Plein air painting.
Come prepared to get your brushes dirty. See you in class !