Outdoor Painting workshop, West State New York




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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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Aug 3, 4, 5          Gregory Summers & Ed Bouwmeester  Mumford, New York

A 3-day outdoor painting workshop in and around the historic Genesee Country Village New York. The largest living history museum in the State of New York. GCV is a working 19th century village boasting the 3rd largest collection of authentic buildings in the country.

Join Greg Summers and Ed Bouwmeester for an intensive, fast-moving and fun workshop focusing on the common elements and painting techniques utilized by two different artists to create energetic, successful paintings. Both artists emphasize a common devotion to the fundamental principles of painting/drawing, values, edges and composition. Emphasis will be on composition, perspective, and use of a limited pallet, with daily demonstrations, one on one instruction, and group critiques.

Learn how painting with less can give you more. The limited pallet does not only give you a better range, but for painting outdoors it’s hard to find a better working color scheme. A limited pallet is lighter, faster, cheaper, and helps to create a better color harmony.

We will be painting different subjects each day, on location. (Weather permitting)

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 please fill out form below.

3 Day workshop $300, $50 deposit.

Does not include fee’s, lodging, food, or transportation.


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Please fill out form and submit, we will reply as soon as possible. Thank you, Greg & Ed

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