:: Upcoming Classes and Workshops ::


Three-Day Workshop: Oil Painting Plein Air to Studio

Have you ever wanted to turn your plein air paintings into larger studio paintings? In this workshop we will explore that process. We will paint outdoors for two days at various locations in the Ojai Valley, then work indoors for the third day. The plein air days will help us gather valuable information as we learn to better recognize color relationships and understand how light behaves. Indoors on the third day, I will demonstrate methods for developing a larger painting based on our plein air work from the first two days. I will work on a larger painting as a demonstration and also work with each student to help you develop ideas from your plein air studies. I doubt we will have time for everyone to finish a larger studio painting, but I want to at least get each of you started with preliminary ideas. (If you don’t finish a plein air painting in the first two days of the workshop that you want to use, you may instead bring a painting that you did at another time to use as your source for your larger painting.)

I will contact each registered student with detailed directions to our painting locations. And I can help with hotel recommendations (and possibly deals) if you’re coming from out of town.

Workshop size limited to 12 students. We will be painting in oil. The indoor day will be held in the classroom space at West Hills Ojai Gallery. Lunches: bring your own or drive to nearby restaurants.

I hope you’ll join me! Questions? Ready to register? Write me through my contact page or call me at 805-317-9634.

Four-Day Workshop: The Figure in the Landscape

This workshop will focus on painting the figure in the landscape while exploring the differences between working indoors vs. outdoors. Light and color variables will be talked about in depth, as well as how to best use photography to serve as source material for studio work. Dan will demonstrate techniques to the group and also offer individual instruction. Two days will be spent working outdoors with a model, and two indoors from photo references.
• Improve our ability to see and compare shapes accurately to achieve a likeness
• Practice simplifying shapes to strengthen design
• Understand the differences inherent in working from life vs. from photo references
• Learn to better recognize value and color relationships

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