Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jimmy Longacre_subjective realist landscape paintings_WORKSHOP_Putting Spontaneity and Improvisation Into Your Painting

I want to mention my upcoming, ONE-DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP in Corpus Christi on Saturday May 31st. We're going to focus on SPONTANEITY AND IMPROVISATION_Putting More Fun In Your Painting!

Nothing enhances spontaneity and improvisation like careful planning!  Contradictory as that may sound, having a clear idea of where you want a painting to go, and how you will get there is the key to you having more fun, and learning to paint better.  This workshop will cover essential information and skills necessary for your success in plein air and studio painting.  It is not intended to teach a painting “method”, but to provide the information you need to “play” and grow as a painter in a directed and meaningful manner.

•  You will learn the working principle and huge benefits of using NOTAN sketches to prepare your painting plan.  You will learn how NOTAN can pave the way to a more confident understanding key design and composition principles.

•  After presenting the basic subject matter, which includes the concept and logic of Notan and its relationship to composition, and color, I will demonstrate and answer questions.

•  There will, then, be time for you to paint and receive one-on-one instruction.

I work in oils, but the information is fundamental to all painting media and approaches.  Painting skill is mainly increased by painting.  We tend to do more of what is fun for us, and that is the objective of this workshop.  You having more fun!

The introductory workshop is intended for beginning to intermediate level painters, and is designed for working indoors, from photo reference, so that we can more effectively focus on the concepts and skills. Those interested in making progress in plein air painting skills will find the information we cover to be invaluable.
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©Jimmy Longacre 2014
6x8 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre
subjective realist landscape paintings


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