This plein air workshop
will explore painting in pastels and/or oils in
terms of the properties of color (value, intensity,
temperature), technique and design. Aline focuses on
thinking abstractly in terms of shapes and
color in order to create illustrative and
dynamic landscapes. Weather permitting we will
paint on location. Otherwise, students will work
from their own photo materials. There will be a demo
in both mediums each day along with lots of personal
attention and critique.
It is open to both oil and pastel painters
with some experience and will be limited to 12.
Participants will bring their own paints, canvases,
and portable easels. There's a suggested materials
list for pastels
and for oils.
River, by Aline Ordman
Plein Air Workshop
Sept 2 - 3, 2017
In this workshop Sarah will guide you through her
methods for composing a successful outdoor painting
from start to finish. She will show you how to
quickly hone in on a subject, set up a solid
foundation, and then employ loose and dynamic
brushwork to capture the moment. Sarah will
demonstrate daily and share key elements that make a
painting successful while showing how to balance
academics with personal expression. You will learn
to create solid paintings that reflet your
This workshop is open to all mediums.
Artists are expected to bring their own materials.
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