Oregon Coast Plein Air; Painting Landscapes from Life in Oil
Friday, August 20 & Saturday, August 21
During intensive two day workshop along the majestic Oregon Coast we will explore the essential principles of landscape painting; including composition, value, depth, and color. We will spend our first day on the campus of the Oregon Coast School of Art, concentrating on fundamentals with thumbnail drawings and monochromatic paintings. On our second day, we’ll head out to the dramatic cliffs Shore Acres State Park. Here we’ll explore the possibilities of a full split primary palette, and work to capture the scale of our inspiring surroundings. We’ll study the anatomy of waves and unravel the secrets of reflections in water. This class will also touch on essential techniques of oil painting such as paint application, edge control, and working from thin to thick. While oil is my medium of choice, students are welcome to bring any other painting mediums that they have experience working in and would like to try in the field! Prior painting experience is preferred.
Instructor: Jordan K Walker – www.jordankwalkerart.com