Composing an Atmospheric Plein Air Painting
Meet Kathleen Hudson on Water Street in front of the HCA (Center for History, Culture and Art), 86 Water Street (between Avenues D and E). There is adequate parking along Water Street. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 18, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online.
Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in Apalachicola.
This plein air landscape workshop will feature a presentation and full painting demonstration in the morning. Afternoons will be devoted to exercises for students focusing on value & composition en plein air with one-on-one instruction. Points of study will include:
·Seeing as an artist: painting light rather than objects
·Planning your painting: envisioning your painting, using what you see & what you know, honing value and design, doing thumbnail sketches and/or color studies
·Stages of painting: drawing, block-in, color mixing, approaches to working a larger painting, refining texture & edges, tools for self-critique
·Experimentation: exercises you can do at home to continue your growth as an artist
The full list of gear I use can be found here for those interested. You can bring what you're comfortable with within the parameters below!