Painting the Moment in the Landscape

Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (MST)
Sedona Arts Center P.O. Box 569 SedonaAZ  86339
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (MST)
Sedona Arts Center P.O. Box 569 SedonaAZ  86339

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Painting the Moment in the Landscape
Jim Wodark
3 days Oct 27,28,29 2013

This 3-day workshop follows right on the heels of the 9th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival. Jim is one of the thirty invited artists from around the country painting the Sedona landscape Oct 19 - 26. The workshop is for all levels and will be focused on painting outdoors from life. Demonstration and individual attention will be assured with a maximum enrollment of 10 students.

In this workshop my intention is to provide a breakthrough for you in your art. I will work with each individual on what they are trying to achieve with their art and what would signify a breakthrough for them. I will be sharing what I do to create breakthroughs for myself.

I will demonstrate the way I paint and talk about the many tools that can be used to express your vision on canvas. These can basic, such as values, lines, color, composition to advanced techniques concerning spatial relationships, color harmony etc.

The workshops starts the day you sign up for it. I ask you to write an Artists Statement so that I can read them before we start the class. Also I require a sentance or two about what you want to achieve in this workshop. This helps you create a focus for the workshop and lets me see what I need to emphasize when I work with you.


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.

Bio - Jim Wodark

Jim Wodark (website) is an award winning plein air artist who was born and raised in Colorado. Both of his parents were artistic and he was very influenced by them and the beauty of the natural environment. Cartooning was his first love and he worked in that field for 15 years. After he married and moved to California he began to work with oils and participating in the plein air movement.  "When I started painting I decided that my work would consist of images that I wanted to paint. I had done alot of commissions in the cartoon business and I wanted my paintings to be an expression of what I saw as beautiful and inspiring. I also want to create paintings that make a difference in people's lives. I find these goals challenging and inspiring."

Materials List (and a bit of Homework)

Jim Wodark?s Plein Air Painting Workshop 2013
Welcome and thank you for signing up for the workshop. I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in your life! Here are a list of items that you need to do before the actual date of the workshop.
Write a Artist Vision Statement. This is a statement of why you paint or want to paint? What is your purpose for painting? What is inspiring to you about it? Reduce the statement down to three words or a sentence or two.
Write out a list of what you want to have happen for you out of doing this workshop. What breakthroughs do you want?
Make sure you have the right equipment to paint on location.
We will be painting on location all three days. I will do demos each day where you can ask questions and then I will work with each of you on your own paintings. It is important to write your vision statements and results sheet so that I can read them and instruct you from them.
Jim Wodark
375 N. Wheatgrass Dr.
Orange, CA 92869

Easel: I use Take it Easel
An excellent easel for large canvases, James Coulter?s Plein Air System is excellent for smaller paintings,
Joshua Been?s Prolific Easel prolific-easel a well designed and easy to use easel. Both are great for smaller paintings and is very portable. I use it with a Dolica Tripod For Joshua?s and James?s comes with a great easel in the system. Open Box M are good easels also.
Paints: I use Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour . I use a limited palette of
Cadmuim Yellow
Cadmuim Red
Alizarin Crimson
French Ultramarine Blue
Sap Green
Manganese Blue Hue
Permanent Rose
Cremnitz White
Titanium White
Sometimes Indian Yellow
Brushes: I use Rosemary?s Brushes from England.
Usually #10, #8 and #4 Flats. I also get a Liner Brush. I use a Creative Mark T46
and 6 Palette knife. I have used different types of brush holders.
I have a small tin cup thinner holder with a lid.
I use paper towels to wipe my brushes. Viva 1 2 3 Preferred.
A bungee cord to hold the paper towels
A tube wringer to get every last drop of paint out of the tube
Panels: I paint on RAYMAR Panels. I use Single Primed Linen panels. I like the
slippery feeling that these panels have and then the tackiness that the get further into
the painting. Most panels are good.
Panel Carrier: I use RAYMAR?S Panel Carrier. Really a great carrier. Light weight
and carries 6 panels.
Reusable bag to throw the paper towels in.
Back pack or roller cart to keep every thing together
Sketch book and pen or pencil
View finder
Color wheel and Value Strip
Odorless Mineral Spirits. I use Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits.
Rubber Gloves: I use Kirkland gloves that I buy at Costco. They work great and
don?t break as easily as others.
Sunscreen and bug repellent
Appropriate clothing.
A lot of these supplies are cheaper if you order them online. I use Jerry?s Artarama at
their website

Class meets 9 - 4 on the first day at the Sedona Arts Center. 


Painting the Moment in the Landscape #JW13


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Meeting dates

Sun-Tue, Oct 27-Oct 29, 2013

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Plein Air (outdoor painting)

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Last day for Internet registration: Oct 27, 2013


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