Plein Air Workshop with Terry d. Chacon
Choosing a site for the workshop was very easy. I had painted here a couple times last year and actually went back and painted here again last week. (painting photo below)
I thought the view offered many possibilities for my students to accomplish and finish a nice painting from the workshop. The above painting with large shapes and not too much detail, gave them something to work from. Since I paint with a palette knife/painting knife, and only one artist has had previous experience using the palette knife, I gave them the choice of using a palette knife or using a brush to do their paintings. I was excited to see that all of them dove in head first and gave it a college try. They all did great and all seemed to love the effect of the palette knife. Maybe some of them will continue.
"View from the Yacht Club" 9 x 12 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon
Continuing to paint as the shade moved so did they.
This artist found herself a wonderful shady spot and was able to sit and paint.
We did a critique of the paintings. Here is part of the group, sharing some knowledge with each other.
Janie enjoyed a different view.
Kathy found a cool spot to work on her painting.
Mary working in a nice area by the lake.
Sue taking in the beautiful site and looking over some reading materials that I had brought for them.
I set up some paintings that I had completed in plein air at or near this site. Some reading materials including my own books on art, some brochures and postcards.
A nice way to display on a path. It worked out well, not only did the artist enjoy what I brought, but the folks visiting the area did as well.
The artist all did a wonderful job and were very excited to learn more about painting the great outdoors and about using a new tool. Thanks to everyone who attended. I look forward to seeing you at my next workshop in Oct. at the beautiful Mias Canyon!
Until next time, Please Enjoy the ART! Terry d. Chacon