Brand New Workshop!
This exciting and fun class will cover the basic principles of oil painting specifically with regard to painting mangroves. After the basics are covered, we will start by painting some basic mangroves and their roots and move up to a more complicated grouping of trees and their reflections. For those who have studied with Douglas before, this overview of principles is always a good review, and no matter what the subject, these principles are key, and new discussions and tips are added each season. The demo will include simple discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, near and far, capturing and developing atmospheric distance, and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. After a brief morning intro and adequate time to mix and set up the palette, Douglas will demo a simple mangrove and let the class follow along. Much time will be allowed for individual discussion and review in a systematic rotation. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to produce several paintings. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Boca Grande Art Center
236 Banyan St.
Boca Grande, FL 33921