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Los Angeles Outdoor Painting Workshop

September 15 - 16, 2018

Join Italian-trained artist, Alex Paul for a two-day intensive course on “plein air” outdoor painting and discover timeless techniques used by greatest artists of the 19th century

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate

  • Composition/Ideation

  • Proportion/Movement

  • Tonal / Color Relationships 

  • Painting Distance

  • Creating NOT Copying

  • The laws of form and light

Outdoor painting is by no means an easy task.  It requires equipment logistics, accommodation for weather, and most importantly an effective approach for producing a convincing beautiful painting.  This class will focus on techniques not covered by most western artists and art institutions:  how to combine the artist's visual impression with his/her knowledge of light and form.  Further, this course will emphasize the importance of following a process that encourages creativity over copying, design over photography... let us paint as artists not as cameras!  So join me for this unique learning experience.  NOTE:  Weather can be an issue therefore if I determine weather will inhibit our ability to achieve our learning goals the course will be cancelled or postponed with full refunds. 

Day-1, 4 hours: Short lecture covering basics of composition/design, tone, color, unity, edges, distance and more!  ...then we paint!

Day-2, 3 hours:  More painting with a special focus on painting in the shadows

Equipment:  If you have any questions regarding equipment please feel free to contact me via email at  Equipment is very important and depends on the specific needs of each artist.  Contacting me early is recommended!

Refunds:  Full refunds will be provided for cancellations submitted to up to 24 hours prior to course initiation.

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