I'm teaching a plein air painting class in Nashville, TN April 5-8 throughthe Chestnut Group. This is a great organization of landscape painters who are working to preserve land in Tennessee. My class will focus on improving your plein air painting by teaching you to be smarter in how you approach a new canvas, and also how to be more efficient in your painting process. These things add a freshness to your paint handling and can improve your sense of color. Each day starts with a short demo and a discussion of a different idea. From there I will have an exercise for students to focus on for the day. We'll talk about design, paint handling, and capturing light through color relationships.
I'll have a panoramic painting of Portland's rooftops at this group show. The opening is Saturday April 7 from 1-3pm and the show will hang for the remainder of the month. This show is always a highlight for the gallery, so if you live in the area stop in to see what each artist has created to show their appreciation of the city.
Hosted by Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Rockland, ME. 9am -4pm daily. September 17-21.
This class will focus on painting the landscape on location in some of my favorite spots near my home. We will focus on capturing the light of a scene, while improving our understanding of composition and brushwork.
Class SOLD OUT with a full waiting list.
This class is hosted by Chesapeake Fine Art Studio on Kent Island, Maryland. 10am to 4pm, March 2-4. To sign up contact the organizer directly.
Color creates drama and emotion in a painting. In this class we will demystify some of the complexities in how painters use color to grab the eye. We will discuss the ideas of how colors relate, and also apply that to our practice as painters, from mixing colors on the palette, to arranging a smart composition, and then applying clean vibrant colors that relate to each other harmoniously. I find the most joy in my work when I am playing with the layering and interaction of color, and I want to share my excitement and knowledge so you can enjoy it also. This will be a studio class, with a focus on punching up our paintings and increasing overall skills at the easel.
Laguna Beach is a beautiful place to paint, and this annual event is one of the premier plein air events in the country. I'm excited to be going back to paint here. Check their website to learn more about all of the events going on that week. There will be panel discussions in the evenings, paint outs with all of the participating artists, and an exhibition at the end of the week. The Gala reception is on Saturday, October 14, Every year this event has knockout paintings, and I'm sure this year won't disappoint.