Join us on 40 acres in the Red Hills AVA, includes vistas to the Coast Range, Willamette Valley and vineyard views, as well as water scenes by the pond. This plein air workshop will concentrate on how light affects color at different times of day – morning, evening and mid daylight. Adjusting the temperature and chroma of the color helps show atmosphere and depth, flatten areas of your painting, and show 3 dimensional form in other areas. We will learn how to break down the beginning of your paintings into abstract shapes separating lights from darks. Then, break down shapes into planes of color to turn form. Value studies/notans and color studies will be emphasized in order to get the line, shape and value of the composition correct, as well as the color planes. Kim will offer demos and lots of individual attention at the easel.
A supply list will be provided. Students are expected to bring their own supplies. This is an outdoor workshop, however students should bring a few reference photos to use in case of inclement weather.
We will meet at Mary Weil’s Studio, 11111 NE Worden Hill Rd., at 9am Friday morning. After a quick introduction, we will go over ideas for turning form and discuss different types of light. When we go out, I will demo midday light. Students will work on midday light paintings in the afternoon.
Saturday, we will meet bright and early at our determined location and I will do a quick demo of early morning light. Students will then work on their morning light paintings. We won’t paint in the middle of the day, and instead go out for the evening light. In the middle of the day, we will have a discussion about marketing and there will be some free time to rest. Students will work on afternoon and evening light paintings from 3pm-6pm on Saturday.
Sunday, we will meet at our determined location and concentrate on finding the different types of light in our paintings. We will stop painting at 10am so we can meet at Mary Weil’s studio to have a group discussion and full critique of our paintings!