ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
This workshop is designed to improve abstract thinking by closely investigating how shape and composition anchor color to create excellence in a landscape painting.
We will start with small black and white studies of simple landscape compositions, exploring form and directionality. By changing shape, adding, subtracting, and moving elements around, students will better understand both what makes a dynamic composition and how these very fundamental elements impact mood and narrative.
The next step is to incorporate color, employing similar basic compositions. We will mix and experiment with hue, value, and tone, emphasizing subtle combinations and a color field approach. Blues and greens, so important to the landscape painter and yet often difficult to get just right, will receive special attention.
By painting several versions of the same image, students will familiarize themselves with the elements involved, moving to a new study to explore any desired changes. Each study will remain intact so that all variations of the composition can be rigorously studied, compared, and critiqued before beginning a larger version.
On day #3, putting it all together, students can continue to work small or move to a larger canvas, working from their studies and photo reference, integrating what has been learned.
By the end of the workshop students will have acquired tools that enhance the intuitive process by bringing key decision-making moments into the conscious mind.
Suitable for artists working in all paint media, collage, and pastels. Ages 14+
Saturday – Monday, April 13, 14, and 15, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Color and Light in the Summer Landscape
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8, 9, and 10, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
An established, full-time painter, Christie Scheele exhibits nationally in multiple galleries, including Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck, NY; Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Butters Gallery in Portland, OR.
Her soft-focus, minimalist landscapes are in hundreds of private, corporate, and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad including Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck; Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA; MUSEO on Whidbey Island, WA; The Louisa Gould Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Gallery Jupiter, in Little Silver, NJ.