Plein air with a purpose. Sept 17-21, Rockland, Me

Coastal Maine Workshops Sept. 17-21  $650 Rockland, Me

In this class, you’ll work on the process of creating powerful, thoughtful works on location all around Maine’s beautiful Mid-Coast area. This is way more than a “how to paint stuff to look like stuff” class! It’s a class about creating with purposeful intent, deep thinking, about developing and perfecting an idea, refining your strengths and working to eliminate or at least reduce your weaknesses. It’s also about having Larry’s expert, energetic, humorous guidance all the way. You’ll love it! 

Everyone comes with a different set of problems, strengths, and concerns. Larry will help you identify and perfect the basic components in a good painting: color, value, drawing, shape, form, edge, hierarchy, handling of the medium, brushwork, surface & narrative. Larry will focus the first half of the class on discovery and methods of execution, then move on to further refinement with purpose, concept and a system designed to get you there, wherever “there” might be, more quickly.

 Moore cozy harborYou’ll start with a series of sketches, value studies, color, composition and new ways to block in an idea. Larry brings information and humor; you’ll laugh a lot while your mind is being blown!”

A great hint from Larry: Do get some drawing and painting experience under your belt in the months before you come; it will really help you! Since you have time between now and the class, practice drawing a lot but play with color separately. You’ll learn both faster and be on your game when you get here!


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