Capturing Color, Light and Atmosphere
Start: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (MST)
Sedona , AZ 86339
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Landscape Painting:Capturing Color, Light and Atmosphere
3 days Oct 16-18, 2013
This 3-day workshop is for all levels and will focus on painting outdoors. Artists will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationships will be a primary focus of this workshop but other fundamental concepts will also be discussed including: how to compose and design a landscape, and the importance of values, shapes and edges.
Each day will involve painting outdoors in the morning and afternoon where there will be brief demonstrations and personal instruction. The middle of the day will be reserved for indoor slide presentations and critiques. The class has been limited in size to 10 students to allow for the maximum amount of one-on-one instruction.
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.
Artists Statement - David Santillanes
As my painting style continues to evolve my goal with each piece is not a literal rendering of the scene. Instead it is to capture and convey its essence.
In terms of composition, I look for simplicity. I've found that there are many opportunities to simplify a scene without compromising its sense of "place". Therefore I'll seek out the big abstract shapes in the landscape and use them for the underlying design concept. And because I've departed from a literal interpretation, I'm free to rearrange elements to fit this concept. In this way I am able to describe the scene in my own "words".
Finally, capturing the essence of a landscape involves a realistic rendering of color, light and atmosphere. This requires direct observation and is why most of my paintings begin in the field with a plein air study. But studying the physical aspects of nature isn't the only reason I paint outdoors; for me, the sensory experience of being there is equally important. There's no better way to get to know a place on earth than to sit for a couple of hours and contemplate it while painting. This intense observation brings a spiritual intimacy with the scene that can't be achieved in mere passing and allows me to "speak" with complete sincerity in each painting.
2011 - Best Painting - Main Street Paintout - 7th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
2011 - Best of Show - Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational
2010 - Bronze Medal Award - Oil Painters of America 19th National Show, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 - Judges Award - Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
2010 - People's Choice - Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Crested Butte, CO
2006 - Artist's Choice - Estes Park Plein Air, Estes Park, CO
Class meets 9 - 4 on the first day at the Sedona Arts Center. Activity
Capturing Color, Light and Atmosphere #DSA13Price
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Wed - Fri, Oct 16-18, 2013Activity Category
Plein Air (outdoor painting)Registration dates
Last day for Internet registration: Oct 16, 2013Status
Sedona Arts Center CampusInstructor