Sunday, July 11, 2010

Plein-air Painting Workshops

Here's Gay Pulley's painting from the last day of the Multnomah Village workshop. If you know the village you'll recognize the bento hut across the street from the Arts Center. Interesting challenge to paint bright yellow in shadow. In the light side we used cadmium yellow medium + cad orange + a little white. In the shadow side we started with yellow ochre, added cobalt blue and alizarin crimson, and then some cad yellow until it acquired the proper color identity.

Here are more photos from the July 6-9 class.

I have discovered a new landscape painting book, recently published, written by Mitch Albala (whose work is on display this month at Brian Marki Fine Art on NE Broadway--a good show with Scott Gellatly and another artist). Mitch teaches at the Gage Academy in Seattle. His book is excellent and I highly recommend it: Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.

And here is a link to an album that includes some of my favorite landscape artists.

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