“Abstracting the Landscape” with Mary Moquin
Monday, September 13- Tuesday, September 14, 2021
$325 members / $375 non-members
A unique plein air painting workshop
Using the landscape as impetus, this workshop will explore abstract concepts. You do not have to be an abstract artist to take this workshop. There will be a series of exercises focusing on formal elements such as line, shape and texture. We will also dive into color theory to create paintings that are harmonious and cohesive. This is valuable information you can bring into your future work. Working abstractly will allow you the freedom to focus on what makes a solid, evocative painting of the experience without worrying about accurately representing the imagery in front of you. The landscape will be the fodder that feeds your expression.
Oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media. The course is about formal elements like line, shape, color, composition.
(I don’t expect anyone to go out and buy a bunch of supplies for this, so if you have something similar on hand feel free to substitute.)
16 x 20 canvas pad (or large sheets of gessoed paper, etc. something large enough that you can subdivide it into smaller sections, remember a backing board if you go the paper route).
Also several smaller supports to paint on or you can just cut up the canvas pad. Sometimes we’ll be doing 4 paintings on one sheet, sometimes only one smallish painting, so variety is good.
Sketch book (any size)
Paint – a variety of colors, include a few colors you think are ugly or never use
A few of your favorite mark making crayons, pastels, graphite, charcoal, paint pens etc.
Portable easel and a palette to mix paint on
Tools to apply paint – palette knife, brushes, credit card, squeegees, a variety
Paper towels, bag to hold trash