Workshop 2017


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The Total September 2017 Landscape Painting Workshop.

This workshop is divided into Two, three day workshops.

The 14th through the 16th will be all about simplifying working with fast drying water base paint and tricks for painting great looking effects faster and how I use those tricks in all of my paintings. We’ll practice blending and gradients and talk about strategy to getting the right colors in the right places in a short time. That is really the biggest battle in learning to paint with acrylics. You always have to deal with the dry time. But the advantage is that there are really good looking effects that can be added in layers since it dries so quickly and I’ll show you my favorites that I’ve developed over the years. We’ll work on perspective. Perspective does not have to be done by feel. You don’t have to guess. I’ll show you how to get it right and keep it right and have a lot more natural looking painting in the end. 

The second workshop will be held on September 18th-20th, immediately following and building off of the 14th-16th workshop. The 18th through the 20th will be a more advanced workshop on painting Landscapes. If you already have the basic look down, this workshop is to get your skills dialed in even better. I’ll be demonstrating my favorite techniques for maximizing depth, and dramatic lighting and composition. If you’re at a beginner level, you are still welcome to sign up as long as there is room. There’s always cool things to learn being around other artists. I expect this workshop to be largely question driven as experienced painters will know exactly what they want to work on. So I will be in question answering mode for a good portion of the time to better serve everyone.

 Canvas and paint will be provided. I will ask that you bring a couple sizes of flat synthetic bristle brushes. 

Schedule: The exact schedule is still in the making but you can plan on 8 hour days, Thursday-Saturday and then Monday-Wednesday starting around 9:00 AM with a couple good breaks and lunch. There will be snacks provided at the workshop.

Location/Hotels: There are a lot of hotels in the area. Hotels on Lucky Lane are a short drive away and popular among travelers being close to supermarkets and convenience stores. The workshop is close to East Rt. 66 at 1919 N. Fourth St. to be exact. There are many locally owned hotels along Rt. 66. If you want something cheap and close, We have Travelodge near at 2918 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Americana Inn at
2650 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, and Flagstaff Motel at 2204 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. I think they are all safe and cheap places less than a half mile away. They are all close to the train tracks but we have a restriction on the train horn volume here so it’s not especially loud. There is also a Days Inn at 3601 E Lockett Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, a Country Inn at 3501 E Lockett Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Americas Best Value Inn at
1990 Historic Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Super 8 at
3725 Kasper Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Those are closer to 1 mile from the workshop.

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I hope to see you there!

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