In this intensive three-day workshop, you’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. You'll learn to paint quickly and efficiently and deal with the challenges of plein air painting. Each session will provide a supportive environment for the beginner and a challenging new way to consider the landscape and figure for the more advanced painter.
Eli will introduce an innovative method that will simplify your approach to painting. You’ll learn to capture the scene before you with an dynamic design and correct color relationships. The focus will be on painting the light and atmospheric conditions surrounding our subject. With this approach you learn to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact, see both color and value as a unit and quickly mix the color you are seeing. With this approach it’s easy to establish a pattern informed by the direction of the sun.
Fee: $355. Limit: 15 students Skill level: All levels Medium: Oil & Charcoal Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The workshop will focus on: • Understanding and simplifying shapes • Laying down a foundation quickly and confidently • Creating and developing a focal point • Balancing cool and warm colors to create atmospheric perspective
Schedule of Events Each day begins with a lecture and demonstration on the fundamentals of painting. There will be plenty of painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Participants are welcome to bring images of past work for discussion. We’ll meet at designated locations with a break for lunch or cocktails. You’re free to have dinner on your own or join the group. In case of inclement weather, you will have the opportunity to translate photos into useful information for paintings.
Introduction Day: Informal meet & greet and portriat demonstration 5 - 8pm: Masterworks Gallery (demo is free for workshop particpants)
Day One: Painting the Landscape 9 - 4pm: Whaler's Inn & Horseshoe Beach
Day One: Painting the Landscape 9 - 4pm: Historic St. George’s & Achilles Bay
Day Three: Painting the Figure in Studio & Outdoors 9 - 4pm Masterworks for a lecture & demo. Students paint the figure with instruction.
This schedule may vary depending on weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, we will paint from reference or the model indoors. Visit my website for more information at: www.elicedrone.com or call Eli Cedrone Fine Art at 781-443-4014.