ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Color in landscape painting is infinitely complex. In this workshop, we will start with observation and identification, learning the color basics of hue, value, temperature, and tone. Students will learn to mix from both primaries and mixtures; match and layer color; and create dynamic and harmonious color compositions. Special attention will be given to greens and blues, so lovely in the landscape but often hard to get right in a painting; and tonal variations of greyed down colors and tinted greys. For three days we will spend mornings pursuing color-mixing exercises, and in the afternoons we will apply what has been learned using landscape imagery as a vehicle to investigate color compositions that are subtle or bright; high contrast or low; analogous or complementary; and flat, gradated, or layered.
A mid-career artist, Christie Scheele has been painting devotedly since receiving her BFA in 1980, and began exhibiting and selling her work in 1985. While getting her BFA, she spent a year on fellowship at the Royal Academy of Fine Art and the University Complutense of Madrid in 1978-79.
She started painting her atmospheric, minimalist landscapes just before moving to the Catskills from New York City in 1990. As a non-regional landscape painter, Ms. Scheele paints images, in her signature style, of all of the places she has ever been. Among her favorite locales are the beaches and marshes of the Northeast, the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and the highways and bridge views of the Hudson Valley and New York City metro area. These meditative pieces cross the boundaries between traditional realism and the contemporary art world, reaching the viewer’s heart without sentimentality or melodrama.
As a full-time, painter, Christie Scheele’s work has been collected nationally and internationally by hundreds of private and public collectors.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
October 28–30, 2017, Saturday–Monday, 9 AM–4 PM