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Weekly Paintings By National Award Winning Artist Terry d. Chacon

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lake Arrowhead Plein Air Workshop

Plein Air Workshop with Terry d. Chacon

Demo painting!  
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

Artist painting!

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.
Kathy showing off her body painting.  One thing about painting with the palette knife is it is very easy to get paint on you as well as the canvas.

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

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