Instructor: John Killeen / 13 Weeks / Sept 15 - Dec 15 (No class Nov 24) / Thursday / 9:00AM-12:00PM
Class Size: 5-15
This class works outdoors at a pre-selected site with the intent to design and execute a finished painting "en plein air".
This class will take place outdoors in New Orleans at locations to be determined.
With the light moving and changing so quickly, how can I paint a single leaf, let alone an entire tree? How can I realistically paint that cloud when it keeps moving so fast?
Welcome to the exciting and challenging world of outdoor painting!
This class will focus on developing a comprehensive approach towards landscape painting. Some of the fundamental concepts covered will be:
- what to bring into the field (and what not to)
- how to set up your palette
- Understanding the fleeting nature of outdoor light
- simplification of massing
- value divisions within the landscape
- the basics of mixing color
- finding compositions within nature
Class will be organized around painting exercises designed to enhance students' understanding of the above concepts. Each week we will also do a close reading of one landscape painting from a Master Artist. Students will be encouraged to think critically about these paintings as a source of inspiration and guidance within their own practice.
This class meets offsite.
Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting or equivalent
(The following is a suggested list of supplies. If you already have your oil painting kit and a landscape easel, bring these to your first class and John will advise you on any further supplies you may need.)
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Alizarin Crimson
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Yellow Ochre
- Titanium White (large)
- Landscape easel
- paper towels or rags
- A couple of small canvases or panels in different shapes (9x12, 12x16, or 14x18 etc.)
- Flat brushes #4 and #8
- Killeen, John
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- Registration Date:
- August 29, 2022