Vineyard Plein Air

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Visit Addison Farms Vineyard – Asheville’s newest family owned vineyard & winery.

Three days of oil painting with instructor and eminent landscape painter, John Mac Kah, Catered picnic lunch is included.Wine tasting (and discount for students) following closing critique.

We are very pleased to be able to paint on this ridge top, southwest exposure with great 360 vistas and  mountain views.

   Register on-line at here or contact me to find out more.

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Painting Workshop: Oils in Plein Air

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  • John C. Campbell Folk School
  • Residential workshop, Sunday through Friday
  • April 12-19, 2015
  • Find out more: Folk School

A foundation course for artists’ already working in other media or a great place to start for beginners. Some drawing and prior painting experience helpful. Oil paints possess unique qualities and when combined with compatible mediums, varnish and supports produce rich layered effects.

Campbell Folk School has a wonderful studio, great food and the gardens and grounds nestled in the south facing mountains providing us with great views. Several historic buildings, barns and open vistas make it a pleasure to paint plein-air. We will do some light walking, so be sure to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and comfortable shoes. Visit their website or call them for a catalog. 1-800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775.

Workshop: Color and Atmosphere – Phenomenal Painting

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Weekend  Workshop          August 24 -26, 2012    9am – 4pm

Learn to add atmosphere to your oil paintings and capture phenomena like fog, mist, reflections, rain, shadows and snow using a tonal layers. Using layering and veils of paint, we will work in the open air. Bring sunscreen, folding chair and portable easel. Check in for materials list.

Bring lunch and a beverage. 9am – 4pm  Fee:  $175.

Student At Work

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Student project...

Student oil sketch on panel in preparation for enlarging work to a much bigger canvas. Using a much smaller color sketch (rather than a photo) made on location, the resulting larger painting takes on a more authentic feel.

Solving problems in proportion, makes  transition simpler. Oil wash in at this point, under-painting provides the structure and reduces problems when moving to color.