David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction


Composition – a Sight & Insight Workshop for students of all levels wishing to take their skills in outdoor oil painting to the next level. This workshop addresses the idea of memory painting; a vital component of plein air painting and an aspect of landscape that is rarely taught, because will improve your composition skills! A good painting is based on what you remember, as this will assist you refine your painting. You must make your decisions based on memory or compositional analysis because the pattern of light and shadow changes over two or three hours out of doors.

Class work will emphasize observation and composition of the outdoor sketch utilizing color, tone and design. A set of my Field Notes is included in the tuition. 5-days: $500.00