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18A430 - Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting with Oil and Cold Wax
April 19-22, 2018
Thursday-Sunday, Thur-Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-1pm
Mark Russell

18A430 - Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting with Oil and Cold Wax

18A430 - Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting with Oil and Cold Wax18A430 - Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting with Oil and Cold Wax

This 3 1/2 day workshop introduces mediums including Galkyd, Galkyd Gel, and Cold Wax, as an addition to your current oil painting practice. The workshop blends instructor demos with guided exercises and personal experimentation and exploration. You will gain hands-on experience using new techniques, materials, and tools. Demos will include work on paper, wood panel, and stretched linen. Individual and group discussion focuses on composition, seeing and reacting, abstracted and simplified shapes, using unique and unconventional color, and unique and unconventional mark-making. Group and individual critiques throughout the workshop offer an opportunity to share ideas and learn from others. Class size is limited to 12, to ensure personal attention and ample one-on-one discussion time with the instructor.

Painting the landscape in abstract allows for individual and unique interpretation of what you see in a scene. Through distilling and simplifying the elements, your paintings become a translation of your personal experience. You’ll be encouraged to challenge yourself with new ways to interpret what you see. You’ll learn to translate your interpretation and create the foundation of a strong abstract landscape painting by exploring unique color use, adding texture, simplifying and rendering shapes in a way that suggests without telling all, and unique composition.

The workshop includes:
-instructor demos
-hands-on studio time
-guided exercises to explore color, texture and composition
-ample individual time to experiment with new techniques, tools and materials
-cold wax medium and samples of other mediums provided
-focused, individual attention in a small group setting
-group discussion and critique

Level: Intermediate and above

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Tuition $420
Materials Fee $15

Meet the Instructor: Mark Russell

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