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Transforming a Field Study into a Studio Painting


Instructor: Joe McGurl
On-site: October 5 – 9, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will focus on transforming a field study into a finished studio landscape painting. It will be a semi-paint along where I will demonstrate the process and techniques that help make this transformation successful. Topics covered will include:
– Transferring the sketch to the canvas and recomposing your composition for maximum impact
– Composing using a monochromatic underpainting to easily adjust composition and values
– Color theory and color mixing
– Exploring the advantages and limitations of working in a full or a limited value and color range
– Adjusting color to create a sense of light, space, and form
– Exploring different methods and materials to create various textures in the underpainting and in the final layers
– Experiment with using unique tools and brushes which will expand the possibilities for applying paint to the surface to present a greater sense of reality while also creating a varied and interesting paint quality
– Applying glazes and mediums to present an additional dimension to the surface of the painting
– Different methods for adding the right amount of detail required to suit the artist’s intention

Each day will start with a demonstration followed by the students applying what was demonstrated to their own artwork.

Prerequisite: Foundation and Intermediate Courses or permission of the instructor

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