The Art of Seeing – Making a Painting Work
3-day Indoor painting workshop
May 23-25, 2014 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) 9:30am – 4:00pm daily
Cost $300 – Members $350 Non-Members
($100 deposit required to reserve spot in workshop)
All Paint Mediums Welcome
A good painting is a very personal statement by the artist and tells as much about the artist as the painting itself. We will talk about the whole process of putting a painting together, from the first concept to small idea, value or color studies to a more finished product. The emphasis will not be so much on a finished painting as the process of achieving it. Most paintings are ruined at the start because of little thought and idea of what to paint and how one will do it. We will work on color harmony and the balance of shapes and edges in size, value, and color. We will work on seeing things in a more “abstract” way instead of more literally. In other words, to not see things as sky, water, trees, and ground, but as an interesting and compelling arrangement of shapes and colors. This opens up to seeing more options of what to paint, seeing more as an artist and being able to find your own voice. Bring a good sense of humor and we will have a grand time, making mistakes, working hard, and enjoying the whole experience. Artists may work from their own photos and Ned will have a large selection and variety of great photos to paint from, including landscapes, figures, and portraits from all over the country and world for you to use.
Recently Ned was a finalist in the 2014 PLein Air Salon Contest and was awarded second place in the 2014 Outdoor Painters Salon Show in Dallas going on now.