June 20-25 (Monday-Friday) week long workshop option
June 26-27 (Saturday-Sunday) weekend workshop option
...take one, or sign up to take both!
Getting in touch with nature and the moment also requires getting in touch with the essentials that account for what grabs you by the jugular and says, "Paint ME!" A number of set up and design exercises on location will help artists breakdown and synthesize the most important impetus for creating optimum best work. Avoiding those shoot-yourself-in-the-foot moments that cause conflict and inevitable frustration, due to less than the best compositional decisions that frequently interfere with growth and one's best work.
Managing your palette attack beginning with emphasis on values, and then color to record nature's moment to color to interpret nature's mood...all from an efficient limited palette strategy. Procedural options to organize your painting routine from block in...toning, exciting your color results with "color vibration"; brushwork...control while finishing with a look of fresh spontaneity.
I'll explain my exploration and understanding of teachings and ideas of Emile Gruppe, Edgar Payne, and that painter's painter, John F. Carlson. For the advanced painter, advantages of strategic palettes such as "pigment soup;" a modified midgray neutral mud palette based on a wet into wet approach; and the mood building split-complementary palette. Other advanced considerations such as confined realistic rendering and finishing versus peripheral suggestiveness. (In plain speak...how to finish with a realistic focal point in your painting using the surrounding areas of the painting to redirect the viewer's eye again and again to the focal area. The result, a refreshing contemporary free painterly work that borders on the abstract but satifies that enjoyment of realism). Less...IS MORE!
These are the possible prospects of what may be taught based on the experience of participants, fine tuning to the needs of each individual. Bring a notebook, sketchbook prepared to take a good number of notes.
I like to work, and encourage my students to try to work with a limited palette,
which both Gruppe and Payne likewise recommended:
I have of late added some use of quinacridone red, and cadmium orange
You can prepare a very fine gessoed hardboard or stretched canvas as follows-
If you can find Synco pumice #FFF available (a fine
woodfinishing powder) available at some hardware stores and then I recommend buying a pound (comes in 1lb milk carton-like
containers for about $7 or less), and mix two-three rounded tablespoon of pumice
powder to one cup of gesso.
I have myself of late been taping cut primed linen to foam core board or panel supports to paint on, a way of preserving storage space for some artists until a work is required to prepare for exhibition or sale, which then can be adhered to a panel (lineco glue) or stretched. If you wish to try this and have some linen on hand, you may find it an enjoyable way to work.
Those who signed up early, took advantage of a $100 discount for taking the full five day workshop, normally I charge $120 per day; for you, the remaining balance is now due; (within the thirty days prior to the scheduled workshop start date). Those signing up early for the two day/weekend workshop, your link is now also available below to pay second payment. Those who chose both week/weekend workshops, with discount...you will see your link available as well for second payment.
If you then are just now joining us...the weeklong fee will be- $600; the weekend fee- $240...and as an incentive to taking both week and weekend workshops, a $40 discount coming to- $800...and please note links below for those options. I will keep these links (for late comers) active only until June the 11th...or until class reaches capacity; (*note- contact me if there are circumstances which I might be able to accommodate or work with you...this goes out to everyone).
If you are paying the 2nd payment for the Weekend workshop ONLY...
If you are paying the 2nd payment for BOTH the One Week workshop, and follow-up weekend...
If you are just joining us...weeklong workshop fee is $600...
Just joining us...weekend ONLY workshop fee is $240...
Just joining us...taking $40 discount to take BOTH Week/Weekend workshops- $800
Larry Seiler- Wasilla, Alaska Workshop
If you have any questions contact me by email... firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 889-2552