:: Upcoming Classes and Workshops ::

2018

 

Evening Breeze • 12x16 inches • Oil on Linen Panel • Available from Dan Schultz Fine Art in Ojai, California

Three-Day Workshop: Portrait Painting in Oil

  • Ojai, California (Bert Collins’ West Hills Ojai Gallery)
  • August 10 – 12, 2018
  • 9 am – 5 pm each day
  • $375
  • Limited to 12 participants
  • Click here for the supply list

This workshop will be a focused study of portrait painting in oil. For half of the workshop, we will paint from live models in the “alla prima” style. Depending on the weather, we might even set up and paint the model outside. For the other half of the workshop, we will practice working from photo references. I will demonstrate my techniques and also give individual help throughout the workshop.

As you probably know, portraits are among the most difficult of subjects because of their dependence on accuracy. I will help you learn how to achieve a likeness by training your eyes to see more accurately. We will talk in-depth about color theory and about the other fundamental principles of art: design, value, edges and texture. And we will explore the effort to capture a sense of feeling in our work as well.

I will contact each registered student with further details. 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 workshop 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.


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Renewal • 24x30 inches • Oil on Linen Panel • Available from Dan Schultz Fine Art in Ojai, California

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 or a reference photo 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.