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The Classical Landscape in Oils

ARTIST: Chris Groves

3-day Studio Workshop

All Levels

Registration for “Locals ” package for this workshop is available by email only due to special pricing. Cost of tuition only is $575. Please contact Dorothy,, for registration information. Registration for all-inclusive packages is available online at standard prices.

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 to 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 are invited to bring their own reference material to paint from, i.e., a photograph or a small color sketch.

Day 1: Materials. Structure of the landscape. Concept and Themes. Values – Shapes – Focal Point Composition and Drawing

Day 2: Color Mixing – Limited Palette discussed. Application of color. Brush handling. Getting your values and colors to work together. Light

Day 3 Pushing your painting with respect to the focal point. Edges. Accents and Highlights. Finishing up Demo on glazing techniques.


Earlier Event: October 1
The Coastal Landscape in Oils
Later Event: November 6
The Southern Landscape en Plein Air