I will be painting at Chickies Rock County Park, Columbia, PA along the banks of the Susquehanna River, sketching for a new series of paintings. I invite you to join me and experience the river for yourself while learning to paint directly from nature. This is an artistic development workshop with an emphasis on building painting and/or drawing skills utilizing one-on-one consultation and critique.
For five (5) consecutive Saturdays beginning May 20, 2017 through June 17, 2017 from 9 am - 12 pm I will advise your painting strategy and answer your questions as you paint. Between 12 pm and 1 pm of each session I will facilitate a group critique. This is a rain or shine workshop that I am offering to a limited number of students. If you wish to enroll in this 5-week plein air workshop, the deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, May 17, 2017. For more information and to sign-up please use my contact form with the subject "Chickies Rock Workshop"
The workshop will focus on the preparation of a variety of surfaces suitable for oil painting with a special emphasis on preparing for intensive painting campaigns. Contemporary methods and materials will be discussed and demonstrated including the preparation of paper and panels, as well as canvas mounting and stretching. A selection of papers and varying types of panels will be presented in conjunction with a variety of commercially available surface preparation materials. The workshop will also focus on a DIY approach to promote cost effective painting campaigns as well as an experimental approach to oil painting.
The paintings and drawings have been made and now it's time to exhibit your accomplishments. This workshop presents a variety of quick and inexpensive methods of preparing your works to look their best for exhibition. Most materials and tools to be presented are available from your local home improvement center. The workshop will include mounting works on paper, creating strainers for works on panel, finding and purchasing lumber suitable for frame stock, measuring, cutting, and building frame stock, finishing frame stock, and mounting paintings into the completed frame. Students are encouraged to bring finished works to discuss specific framing options.
The course provides instruction on building and finishing exhibition frames using stock lumber from your local home improvement center. Using traditional hand tools, learn to measure, cut, build, and finish frame stock. Additional subjects include, creating strainers for works on panel, mounting works on paper, and mounting paintings into the completed frame. Students are encouraged to bring finished works to discuss specific framing options. No woodworking or framing experience is necessary.