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Oil Painting-Study To Studio
March 9-13, 2020
We all want to become better painters…as soon as possible. Mark will
explore five aspects of creating a painting that can dramatically
improve your work.
This five day workshop will be outside for two days and in the studio
for the last three days. Mark believes that an artist at any skill
level, needs to periododically go back to revisit basic concepts that
provide the foundation for a really good painting. As artists, we rarely
spend much time on developing the best composition to express a scene,
especially when painting outdoors. By finding the right dark/light
pattern, the right viewpoint, or editing the scene, a really strong
painting can be created.
Each day, Mark will teach a concept through demonstration. Students will
be given exercises that will strengthen skills that are beneficial for
capturing scenes in the landscape. Exercises will deal with such issues
as limited values, design of composition, and editing.
Fredericksburg is an amazing place to paint in the spring. The weather
should be perfect for this outdoor portion of the plein air workshop.
The class will paint for two days outside to create a series of 9x12
studies that become the basis for paintings to be created in the studio
in a larger format.
With this being a study-to-studio workshop, students will need to be
prepared for both parts of the workshop. Listed on the supply list are
supplies for the outdoor portion and students will need to bring photos
and/or a laptop to work from in the studio portion of this workshop.
For those working from photograph prints, it will be best to work from
the largest size possible and to have different exposures for lights and
darks of their selected subject matter. Local stores offer quick
turn-around print service and that can be easily figured out.
Those using laptops will benefit from using photos that they have taken
of the scenes where the studies were painted. be working and ideally,
the class will be working from photos and sketches from the week. It's
okay if students would rather try to work up something from a different
location (in case of less than ideal weather), but absolutely must have
thorough and quality photo reference to work from as well as a good
accompanying color sketch. Cell phones are not adequate to work from in
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SOME EXPERIENCE OUTDOORS TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
Mark Fehlman practiced as an architect for 35 years, as the design
partner for the San Diego based firm, Fehlman LaBarre. Mark started
painting in 2000 and within 5 years left architecture to start a new
career as an artist. He trained under many great artists, but the two
who were most influential were Ray Roberts and John Asaro. Like both
artists, Mark is equally comfortable in figurative and landscape
subjects that feature strong composition, well defined value
relationships and vibrant color.
He has won numerous awards in various shows, including the “Grand Award”
for the LPAPA 2014 Best of Plein Air, First Place in the Borrego Springs
Plein Air Festival, as well as many other awards and recognition.
Mark has been an invited artist in the Laguna Invitational, the Maui
Invitational and The Forgotten Coast Invitational in Florida.
His work has been included in the California Art Club “Gold Medal” show,
the “On Location in Malibu” show at Pepperine’s Weisman Museum, the
“Tejon Ranch” show at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and the Maynard
Dixon Country Show in Utah. He is an artist member of the Laguna Plein
Air Painters Association and the California Art Club.
His work can be seen at
March 10-13, 2020
Composition and Color of the Landscape
The best paintings start with
the foundation of strong composition and design that can be contemplated
more thoroughly in a studio environment, then they add the fresh
brushwork of a plein air that reminds you of the light, atmosphere and
excitement of the outdoor experience.
In this workshop, we start by
going outside to gather information in order to experiment with a
variety of compositions. We will break down the landscape into: line,
shape, value, temperature of color, intensity of color, and quality of
mark (texture). It’s important to understand each aspect and look at
the landscape in this order. What inspired you to paint a particular
scene? Concentrating on this one idea will help you through the
Students will begin the
workshop with drawing exercises such as notans and value sketches using
design markers. Painting exercises such as 15-30 minute color
studies will reinforce these important elements and help students warm
up. Later in the workshop, we will introduce color temperature and
intensity in order to achieve atmospheric perspective. We will
conclude the workshop with studio time, putting a composition together
using our plein air color studies, notans and value studies. Kim
will give pointers on how to proceed and visit with each student before
moving on to their studio piece. Kim will offer demonstrations in
both pastel and oil, and offer one-on-one help at your easel. We
will also conclude most painting days with a group discussion in a
positive environment so that we can learn from each other’s work.
SOME DRAWING AND PAINTING EXPERIENCE TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
Kim Casebeer was born and raised in Kansas on a family
farm. As part of a fourth generation farm family, she has been
connected to the land for a long time. Kim still lives in Kansas and
draws her inspiration from the simplicity of the Flint Hills, an area of
wide open ranch land. “It’s a simple landscape,” she says. “You have
to spend some time and let it speak to you.” These days Kim travels to
paint throughout the United States. “I think the simplicity of the
Kansas landscape has helped me find the essence of other places. I’m
able to focus on what’s important in a composition.”
Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State
University in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer and art director,
while spending evenings and weekends painting until 2002, when she was
able to make the leap to full-time artist. Kim has continued to study
with artists such as Albert Handell, W. Scott Jennings, Michael
Albrechtsen, Scott Christensen and Matt Smith.
Kim’s work has been featured in numerous nationally recognized magazine
articles including American Art Collector, Western Art Collector,
Southwest Art, Art of The West and PleinAir Magazine, among others.
Kim is a Master Signature member of the American Women
Artists, and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the
Oil Painters of America. She has won numerous national
awards in these and other national prestigious shows.
has work in many private, corporate and museum collections throughout
the United States. She is represented by Legacy Gallery-Jackson, WY
www.legacygallery.com; Huey Fine
Art-Santa Fe, NM
www.hueyfineart.com ; Montana
Trails Gallery-Bozeman, MT
others. Additional work can be viewed on her website at
Oil & pastel
Figure / Portrait
March 17-20, 2020
Tuition $750+ $40 model fee
Explore the qualities of composition, value, and color, with an emphasis
on the use of contrast, rhythm, and edges. Learn to interpret the
subject matter and to enjoy the challenge and spontaneity of alla prima
painting. Subjects will include live models. There will be daily
demonstrations, a slide presentation, and as much individual instruction
Using what she descries as a blend of expressionism and impressionism,
Anderson paints the human face, landscapes, and horses with equal skill.
"What draws me to a certain person is character more than anything," she
says. "For a while it was children, but they can be difficult to paint
without getting too cute. I try to convey a touch of humanity. I still
paint horses, too, because they have such a great form. I like doing
winter landscapes because of the abstract quality and Indian dancers
because of the color and movement. I bring something different to my
portrait work after doing landscapes. Art is all about relationships and
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
Born and raised in
the Chicago area, Carolyn Anderson attended school at Illinois State
University. She joined the VISTA program (Volunteers in Service to
America) in the early 70's and was assigned to work on an Indian
reservation in north central Montana and now lives in Havre, a small
community near the Canadian border.
are full of color and expression. The focus in her work is often
loosely rendered in an almost sketch-like improvisation. The
emphasis is to catch the essence of each subject. Her subjects
vary from dancers to horses to landscapes, but she is primarily known
for her portraits.
participated in the C. M. Russell Art Auction, one of the Northwest's
largest shows, since 1980. In 1999 and 2000, she was awarded
Jurors' Best of Show Awards, along with the 1999 Artist's Choice Award.
As a member of the Western Rendezvous of Art, she also received a Merit
Award in 1999. Her work has been featured in national
publications, including American Art and Architecture, Art of the West
and Southwest Art magazines. She is represented by Total Arts
Gallery in Taos, NM; Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO; and Simpson Gallagher
Gallery in Cody, WY.
also see her work on her web site at
Painting The Expressive Figure In Oil
30 -April 2, 2020
Tuition $495 + $40 model fee
This four day
workshop will cover painting from the costumed and nude figure, as well
as working from photos.
Diane will take
students step by step through organizing values for dynamic
compositions, creating harmonious color relationships with an emphasis
on temperature and finally executing a successful painting.
demonstrate, using both palette knife and brush, you will learn how she
distills a subject down to its strongest elements.
This class will
be structured, but have room for fun and experimentation along the way.
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
Eugster is a member of the American Impressionist Society, The Oil
Painters of America, American Women Artists and the Portrait Artists of
Spontaneous brush work with broken color passages flow in and out of her
paintings while the figure is the core source of her inspiration.
The challenge to capture the surrounding atmosphere as well as the
subject is a puzzle that keeps drawing her back to the human form. Her
pursuit of capturing the essence of her subjects has rewarded her with
recognition from many regional and national art shows.
Diane’s oil paintings are known for their loose Impressionistic style.
In her own words “A simple statement is a bold statement, it’s about
finding the very heart of the subject.”
Teaching at other organizations and privately has given her the
experience of working with all levels of art students.
Her work can be seen
at the Meyer Vogl Gallery in Charleston S.C.
PHIL BOB BORMAN
April 20-24, 2020
If you are a beginner
or want to freshen up on the basics of oil painting, this class is for
you. No previous experience necessary. You will learn the
elements of painting: color, color harmony, values, composition design
and more. We will also apply these principles as we paint.
Different techniques will be taught as well as the use of different
tools and their effects. The goal is for the student to understand
these elements so they may further enjoy their journey in painting.
This class will take
out the unknown or “scary” part out of painting. Bring
photos of your favorite subjects. Lots of questions are welcome.
This will be an informative and fun painting experience.
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
A LIFE LONG FAN OF
Will Rogers, Phil Bob mused that the cowboy humorist brought him to an
interesting artistic insight. “Art is a visual language and like
story telling, the content of the story is simply where your start.
It is how you tell the story that brings the smile, crates the mood, and
evokes the emotions.”
Phil Bob Borman has
been a professional sculptor for over 25 years. His education
includes an MFA in Art, several CA (Cowboy Artist) workshops, and
studied under sculptor Mehl Lawson and has studied with various
artists including Michael Workman, Karen Vance and George Strickland.
His work is held in many collections throughout the US and Europe.
Phil Bob is represented by Insight Gallery-Fredericksburg, TX
www.insightgallery.com , Legacy Gallereies - Scottsdale, AZ
and Jackson, WY and Lee Fine Art-Ft Worth, TX www.leesmallfineart.com