Fall in the White Mountains of NH is one of the most beautiful times to paint! This workshop will take place during PEAK FOLIAGE.
Have you been wanting to paint large plein air paintings but aren’t sure where to start? Join nationally acclaimed plein air painter, Kyle Buckland, for this Fall weekend workshop where he will equip you with the tools, knowledge and techniques to paint BIG canvases (16x20" to 36"x48") outdoors in one go or “alla prima”. This workshop will include a full demo and lecture each morning with opportunities for one on one instruction with Kyle in the afternoons during your painting sessions. Class size is limited to allow for individual attention. Locations TBD. Saturday & Sunday, Oct 15&16, 9am-4pm, $295
Learn to paint convincing nocturnes in the studio with oils or acrylics. Explore the nuances and color effects of moonlight along with the various transitional effects of warm and cool light from street lamps, window light and even candle light.
Over the course of many years, I have explored painting nocturnes on site and in the studio. At one point, in order to fully grasp the various lighting and value shifts adherent in night scenes, I explored and painted 30 nocturnes in 30 days. My goal was to paint night scenes from a variety of timelines; from the moment it became dusk until late in the evening and also very early morning. For each painting, I would arrive at a scene, sketch, and take notes and I’d capture a snap-shot photo to help me recall how elements went together. Then I would recreate the feeling and the light of each precise moment, in the studio the next day. It was a real eye opener. I learned a great deal and I want to share it with you.
In this weekend workshop, with the use of demos, discussion and individual instruction at the easel, we will explore these various effects of light. We will also look at some of the work of past painters, who left behind some amazing examples of nocturne painting: Frederick Remington, George Sotter and James Whistler to name a few. I will provide hand outs and reference photos. With one-on-one guidance, you will paint your own nocturne each day.
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, 10:00 am- 4:00 PM. Class size is limited to 12 students