With award winning painter, Eric Jacobsen
Join us during Fall Foliage in the White Mountains for this weekend outdoor oil painting workshop! Hone your painting skills and expand your creative language in this unique two-day workshop experience with award winning contemporary American Impressionist Eric Jacobsen. Emphasis will be on risk taking, abstract design and mark making… three necessary components to take your work to the next level and separate yourself from the “pack”. Learn to see like a poet and unlock your true creative potential. Come take a journey into new artistic territory… open up the possibility for a more pure, honest and unique result for your paintings. Check out Eric’s website at www.jacobsenfineart.com
We rent out a limited number of French plein air easels for an additional $35 for the weekend. Students will be responsible for bringing their own supplies. (see list below) Locations TBD .
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 16 & 17, 9am-4:pm, $285
*in case of rain, we will still hold class but paint outside under cover or in the studio
Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $45 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.
Eric Jacobsen’s Outdoor Workshop Supplies List
French easel or a sturdy easel of your choice.
Please feel free to bring whatever colors you are comfortable working with. The following is a list of colors I currently use on my palette.
Titanium White Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Red Light Pthalo Green
Burnt Sienna Ultramarine Blue Cobalt Turquoise
Cadmium Yellow Lemon Cadmium Orange Alizarin Crimson
Yellow Ochre Paynes Grey
Any high quality brush will do, but I suggest you try Robert Simmons Signet, flat, sizes 2-12.
A good palette knife for cleaning palette and painting needs.
Bring whatever palette suits you…just make sure you have a large enough mixing space to meet your needs.
6×8, 8×10, 9×12, and larger…depending on how large you want to work
Paint thinner, paper towels, plastic grocery bags, 1-2 squeeze clamps for securing various items to your easel.
Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a BA in History from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 1989 and studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT from 1991-1995. At the Academy he received training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life.
Eric’s true inspiration is the amazing beauty that he sees in nature. Jacobsen is a “Plein Air” painter. He takes his oils wherever he goes, setting up on site, working until his painting is finished.
“It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood”, Eric says. “I want them to be felt by the viewer without his or her having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details which would only busy up the painting and detract from the strength of the piece as a whole. My painting process consists of finding a painting site and setting up to paint for a couple of hours, or until the light has changed. For larger paintings, I will return on consecutive days at the same time, under similar lighting conditions to finish a piece.”