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Landscapes in Oils

ARTIST: Christopher Groves

3-day Studio Workshop

All Levels

Special Pricing: Please contact Dorothy for information on all-inclusive and local packages.

Chris will employ a classical approach to landscape painting. Class will begin with topics on materials, palette, and composition.

We will cover various techniques of drawing along with preliminary charcoal

sketches, value and color studies, and fundamentals of color mixing in order prepare

for the final painting. Classical approach of monochromatic under painting, directed

observation and application of color, followed by glazing techniques will be

discussed and shown. Class will consist of lectures, slide analysis, and

Individual critiques, while the student paints his or her own landscape. Students will

bring their own reference material to paint from, whether it is a photograph or a

small color sketch.

Day 1


Structure of the landscape

Concept and Themes

Values – Shapes – Focal Point



Day 2

Color Mixing – Limited Palette discussed

Application of color

Brush handling

Getting your values and colors to work together

Gradations and Transitions


Day 3

Pushing your painting with respect to the focal point


Accents and Highlights

Finishing up

Demo on glazing technique

Earlier Event: September 17
Still Life in Oils
Later Event: November 6
Painting the Southern Landscape