2014 Workshop Schedule here

see 2014 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