Discover the color palette of the impressionists and capture the soft tones of spring. Learn from demonstrations covering brush techniques and layering of colors. Use violet reds, siennas, and naples yellows as we paint plein-air on the beautiful grounds of the Folk School. Incorporate the same traditional oils, grounds, and mediums employed by the French masters. Paint on specially prepared panels for vibrant colors and expression. Beginners welcome.
Learn the importance of complementary colors mixed to create the gorgeous hues of fall. Through daily demonstrations in the studio as well as working ‘en plein air’ on the beautiful Folk School grounds, learn new painting methods and mastery of materials. We will be working with traditional oils and mediums. Engage in the natural surroundings of a colorful season with your hat, walking shoes, and tote in tow.
John C. Campbell Folk School, October 24 -30, 2021
To register for this class, please call 1-800-365-5724.
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.