Desert Landscape Painting with Janis Commentz
Enjoy a sunny winter painting get-away near Joshua Tree National Park. Janis Commentz, artist and educator, will teach a water-based painting workshop at the Campbell House Inn B&B, located near Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, CA. In addition to the Campbell House New England style home, this venue features a modern studio workshop and new, yet vintage looking, cottages. This two night/3 day beginning to intermediate workshop in water-based paints (acrylic, gouache, and watercolor), will focus on composition, color mixing, how to use your phone/camera as a tool, and creating a variety of compositions.
The workshop will include demonstrations as well as group and individualized instruction to begin and develop your painting. The itinerary includes basic sketching instruction, drawing from architecture and desert plants, outdoor nature/sketch walks, small painting exercises and beginning/developing a larger work.
January in the Mojave Desert is a lovely time of year with an average temperature in the 60's and sunshine. Winter light is especially advantageous to painters due to the long shadows and sunlight from the south. This venue offers a variety of historic buildings and desert vistas.
-Painting instruction by Janis Commentz, local artist and educator, 40 year resident of the area - www.janiscommentz.com
-2 overnight accommodations (single $475; two painters sharing a room $700 ) and breakfast at the Campbell House and Cottages
-Box lunch on Wednesday
-Use of the modern workshop/classroom
-Access to the Campbell House gardens/facilities
- Dinner Tuesday and Wednesday are on your own.
- Participants provide art materials.
- Distance to Palm Springs Airport is 53 miles.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 14, 2019