Welcome to Summer!
France and I are pleased to announce that from the 4th to 6th August, we are holding a 3-day course in nearby Wakefield, Quebec:
Develop your landscape drawing and painting confidence! This course will cover sound practices as they apply to both plein-air and studio endeavours. What to paint on location – should I sketch or use water media? How might I best use reference photos? Who hasn’t returned to the studio from a sketching expedition and thought, what now? During three fun-filled days, we will cover painting and sketching on location and return to the studio to create spectacular finished works.
I often get people asking me how to handle the logistics of all that painting paraphernalia, water supply and clean up. It can seem a bit off putting and more of a chore than a challenge. To get started, it’s a good idea to keep things pretty simple: small studies or sketches, without too much a need for equipment. Enjoy the outdoors first and the painting and painting kit will naturally follow……why not start with dry media!
Each day will include a session at a scenic location and a demonstration on how I approach plein-air work. I will also review some practical information on composition and technique which I invariably find useful. Studio techniques will equally be covered with an emphasis on developing works from plein-air studies in conjunction with photo references. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their medium of choice and individual coaching will be provided.
When: 4th to 6th August, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Outdoors and at the new purpose built Wakefield Center
Reserve by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Paypal
With the new section of highway 5 now open, beautiful Wakefield is only 20 minutes from downtown – tarry and enjoy all that Wakefield has to offer.
A memorable summer of painting awaits!