Plein Air Painting at Laguna Beach with Mark Kerckhoff
Presented by Sedona Arts Center
and Laguna College of Art and Design
July 9 - 12, 2013
Join Mark Kerckhoff for four days of painting in the landscape at beautiful Laguna Beach Locations. Mark will start this group with an orientation to the value of small and quick paintings. You will do a small series of 6x8 inch canvases.
Hosted by Laguna College of Art and Design, this workshop will meet for the first morning session and final afternoon session in a painting studio at the College. This studio will also be a back-up painting location in case of a bad weather day.
Not Included: Lodging, meals & travel expenses.
Cost: $750 per person
Deposit:$200 per person
Balance:$550 Due June 9, 2013
Cancellation Policy: Initial deposit is non-refundable. After balance is paid on June 9, 2013 there are no refunds on the total amount. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. If the Arts Center cancels the expedition for any reason, all payments will be refunded.
About Mark Kerckhoff
A 6th generation Californian, Mark Kerckhoff was born in Covina in 1959 and studied at California State University Long Beach. Mark considers himself an abstract realist. The base of his interest stems from growing up in rural Los Angeles County hiking amongst the Sycamore-lined gulleys, the South Hills, and the views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains. These early childhood memories continue to be a presence in his paintings.
Inspired by artists like Hermann Herzog, Thomas Moran, and William Keith, Mark executes paintings that embrace love of color, high aesthetics and craftsmanship. Mark's favorite quote is by John Ruskin the great Victorian art critic, "All great schools enforce delicacy of drawing and subtlety of sight: as of yet, found without exception respecting art is that all great art is delicate".
2010 Plein Air Landscape Competition
San Luis Obispo Art Museum, Best in Show
2010 Glenna Hartmann Invitational
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara, California- Artists Choice Award
2009 Abstract Realism , The Ray Graham Collection
The Dahl, Rapid City, South Dakota
2009 Borrego Desert Landscape Painters Invitational
Best of Show Award and Artist Choice Award
2008 Borrego Desert Landscape Painters Invitational
Artist Choice Award and Third Place
WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST (copy and past into a new document to print)
Landcape Painting Materials List
Mabef "Half Box" French Easel. Testrite Tripod Easel - No.100
My favorite is: www.openboxm.com ( I use the Palette Holder -11"x14". code 490).
Lightweight Sketch Pad, Soft Pencil and Sharpener, Water-based ink and synthetic "round" brush.
Beginner Color Palette:
Titanium White 150ml. tube, Cadmium Yellow Light, Permanent Carmine (Winsor Newton) , Ultramarine Blue.(Use "Artist Grade" Paint: Gamblin, Windsor Newton, Utrecht.)
My Outdoor Palette:
Titanium White 150ml. tube, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Carmine (Winsor Newton), Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue (optional), Cerulean Blue (Hue) or Space Blue (LeFranc and Bourgeois) .
Recommended size: 6"x8", 9"x12", experienced level: 12"x16" and 16"x20" canvas or masonite panels.
4 or 5 small to medium brushes- "filbert" style, small fan brush, and one small, sable or synthetic "round" for final detail work.
Lindseed oil or Liquin
12"x16" Disposable Palette Pad:
Large paper clips will keep the palette paper from blowing around, the Masterson Palette Saver is ideal for storing your wet palette for French easels or Testrite 100
Cotton rags or "Viva" paper towels - Trash bags - Baby Oil
Desert Umbrella Kit: (Mandatory for hot season, desert work.)
Black Golf Umbrella, 2 pieces of 1/2" x 4' rebar , or 1 piece rebar 7', duct tape or plumbers clamps (1 large and 1 small clamp). Heavy hammer or small sledge. Please don't bring colored umbrellas.
Book Bag or Plastic bags, small bungie cords. Filled with sand, the bags will keep your tripod stable on breezy days.
Important Additional Equipment for Outdoor Painting:
Sturdy Camp Stool or Folding Chair - Water Bottle - Wide- Brim Hat- Small Sledge Hammer - Surgical Gloves - Trash Bags- Small Mirror - Sun Screen - Sturdy Shoes - Bug Repellent - Duffle Bag or Large Day Pack - Cotton Clothing ( Avoid wearing dresses,flip flops,and tank tops). The color yellow attracts bugs.
Recommended reading: " Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting"