Day 1-3: Landscape on Location 9am - noon, 1pm - 4pm, (During Inclement Weather: We'll work on a studio painting based on your landscape studies. For the beginner, we'll do indoor Still-Life)
Painting the Sonoma Coast en plein air is what this workshop is about. Al will start by covering the fundamentals of plein air painting with an emphasis on keeping the composition simple. He will briefly cover composition, design, drawing, value, color and edges. He will talk about processes that will help you be more successful with your plein air painting but will also help with all your painting. Al will then give a short painting demonstration followed by the students setting up outdoors and painting the landscape. Al will work with each student to help and guide them, answering questions, pointing out areas that are working in each painting and offering suggestions on how to improve the painting overall. Whether the student is a beginner or a professional plein air painter the student will take away valuable knowledge that they can apply to all their future painting.