3 Day outdoor workshop, Saugatuck, Michigan




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En Plein Air Texas

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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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Oct 5, 6, 7                          3 Day outdoor workshop,            Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan

On the beautiful Michigan Coast in one of Michigan’s hottest art destinations in the Midwest, come learn and hone your outdoor painting skills, and then take part in the bustle of Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll.

Midwest Living magazine ranked Saugatuck/Douglas #5 on its list of top vacation destinations in the U.S. The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected it as one of the “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in the U.S. Together, these twin communities form “The Art CoastTM of West Michigan” – reflecting an artistic heritage that spans more than 100 years and is still going strong today.

This 3 day outdoor painting workshop (weather permitting) is for all level artists, covering the essentials of painting outside, with added emphasis on perspective, both linear, and atmospheric.

Working each day at a new location, where there will be an ample amount of one on one instruction, coupled with demonstrations, group critiques and lectures.

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

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