AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTER (b. 1950 - )

PAINTINGS & PLEIN AIR ART INSTRUCTION

David will conduct a Masterpiece Oil Workshop for Rockport Art Association2 Days MARCH 14-15, 2015

Following the time-honored tradition of improving one’s painting skills, this workshop will concentrate on copying a masterpiece from the RAA Museum Collection. David will guide you through the process during this erudite weekend. Notables in the collection include A.T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Marguerite Pearson, W. Lester Stevens and many others from the past ninety years of the RAA. To begin, students will select a painting to copy from the Museum Collection exhibition that will be on display. David will circulate throughout the day and help you understand how your chosen artist went about creating his or her work, and also assist you in developing your own technique. Please note it would be helpful for you to visit the gallery prior to the workshop, and select the piece you wish to copy so that you know the size of your canvas in advance.

PLEASE CONTACT ROCKPORT ART ASSOCIATION DIRECT TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

www.rockportartassn.org 

Phone: 978.546.6604

2015 Workshop Schedule

see 2015 Cape Ann Summer Workshop Schedule and Sign Up Sheet page

 

 
Painting En Plein Air

Plein air painting is about learning to see. This means understanding the principles of painting and using them to make a personal statement.

The basic principles are drawing, composition, color, value, and a thorough knowledge of your subject.

"The challenge of  painting out of doors, directly from nature, should be a joyous experience. Nature, with all her whims and vagaries of moods and weather, creates so many beautiful moments — both visual and emotional — that we are sometimes overwhelmed with material. We must work towards developing a better understanding of what makes a good composition and how to translate our vision onto canvas using color, tone and value." ~ David P. Curtis