3 Day outdoor workshop Sept Escalante Canyon, Utah

 

 

 

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En Plein Air Texas

San Angelo, Texas. The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the San Angelo & area communities will welcome 35 Competition Artists coming from 18 states to paint the town and surrounding countryside this October. Artists were selected by juror Roger Dale Brown out of a talented field of applicants from 27 states and Canada.

Moving On

Through adversity we paint, and in it sometimes comes our best comes forward. This is a painting from the “Chase County Plein Air Festival.” I had passed this scene at different times of day, and decided on an early morning try. Up well before the sun, I had to guess on where my bovine subjects were. Not so easy, I was asked to “move on” by a rancher, then the cows moved on, and in came a skunk, and I politely urged her to “move on”. But as plein air artists we do our best and go on from there.

Always something

The life of an artist is a bit different than many, the life of a plein air artist is stranger still. A little looser, and you can't let things get to you.

the MVIS

The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.Summers painting on location at Indian Cave State Park, with fellow MVIS founders Jeff Sparks and Rachel Mindrup. (not shown, Brent Seevers) Here some of the ideas on creating a group for representational artists, to help grow, and build impressionistic art in the upper Midwest were formed. (Loosely, mostly we painted )



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Sept 19, 20, 21  3 Day outdoor workshop             Escalante Canyon, Utah 

3-day workshop just ahead of the Escalante Canyon Plein Air Festival. This workshop will better prepare you for creating working studies of the landscape that surrounds you.

Bus Stop

Painting outdoors is not just going out, setting up an easel and starting to paint. It is more of a thought process that must be honed through continual trial and error. Greg will take you through the process of seeing, thinking, and learning to understand how and why “less is more”. Taking in the vast amount of information and breaking it down into manageable portions through shapes, values & color, using a limited color pallet.

We will be painting different subjects each day, on location. (Weather permitting) There will be plenty of “one-on-one” guidance, demos, and a question & answer session daily. A class critique will be conducted at the end of each day.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels with a basic understanding of the materials.

For more information or to register and reserve a space in this workshop, contact: Ruthanne Oliver ruthanne1949@gmail.com

To contact Greg about interest in the workshop please fill out form below.

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Make plans now to attend the premier art event of the Colorado Plateau – the 14th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival in Escalante, Utah!  Escalante is off the beaten path – along Utah’s only All-American Road, Scenic Byway 12 – between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, in the heart of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.

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