SOURCE TO STUDIO LONGMONT COLORADO AUG 2017

Landscape Source to Studio;
Plein air Pre-sketch to Color Sketch to Studio Painting

Lakeshore Studios (and surrounding areas)
3101 Lakeshore Drive, Longmont, CO 80503

The 3 day workshop is sold out, but the demonstration is available. 
9am-1pm Sunday (demonstration only, sit back and relax) 

 
For Longmont, CO (Lakeshore Studios ?s) contact:

Gail Denton (303) 530-4014

For workshop questions, contact:
Joshua Been (719) 221-8964
joshua.been.prolificpainter@gmail.com

 

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW IF YOU ONLY
WANT TO ATTEND THE DEMONSTRATION
ON SUNDAY 9am-1pm
$50.00
Sit back and relax, but bring a chair!
This will be an in depth review of all the information taught in the previous 3 days. It’s a great way to see if my teaching style will work for you in the future, and re-familiarize yourself with elements of Visual Language. I’ll be blowing up a plein air piece, with photo reference, to a larger format, and going through lots of great Studio Practice Principles. Thank you. 




In this workshop, through clearly explaining concepts in the translation process from a three dimensional environment to a two dimensional surface, I will clear up the mystery, and strengthen your knowledge of the process and visual language of painting, from the source (plein air) to the studio. I teach a 4 pronged visual language approach (Value, Shapes, Edges, and Texture) that is both easy to remember and an effective way of breaking down difficult subject matter into manageable information.

To get a jump on the information, I recommend picking up my book on the Visual Language of painting called “Learn to See Learn to Paint; A foundation in Visual Language Through the Art of Oil Painting. Preview and purchase HERE!


A 4 pronged approach to learning Visual Language:
1. VALUE: I will help you comprehend the relationships in your VALUES which includes all of the color discussion.
2. SHAPE: We will talk about the importance of SHAPE to design, viewer recognition, readability, and linear perspective.
3. EDGES: We’ll explore how to see and understand EDGES, both tangible and intangible, and their relative importance.
4. TEXTURE: I will demonstrate how different ways of applying paint enhances the viewer experience. This refers to both brushwork, and paint quality.Incorporating the 4 Visual Language elements into design and composition will be an enormous focus in creating strong visual statements. It is through this understanding that good painting ideas become great painting ideas, and keep an artist fully engaged in the process. We’ll start each painting session with pre-sketches where the four elements are contemplated, and arranged in a visually pleasing way. Each day I will demonstrate the pre-sketch to color sketch process, working small and quickly to allow a lot of time for students to explore the process on their own with me engaging each student with one on one, effective help.  
Day Planner:
Thursday, August 10th
9:00 Meeting at Lakeshore Studios, 3101 Lakeshore Drive, Longmont, CO 80503.
9-10:30 Overview of SHAPES, VALUES, EDGES, and TEXTURE as well as discussion of the various art definitions, relationships, etc. Also a color mixing demonstration.
10:30-11:00 Carpool/convoy to a destination.
11:00-12:30 Pre-sketch and color sketch painting demonstration. (Focus on accuracy, translating what you see)
12:30-1:00 lunch break
1:00-5:00 Group painting session, I will be helping individually.

Friday, August 11th
9:00am meet.
9-9:30 carpool/convoy to a destination.
9:30-10:00 Pre-sketch and color sketch painting demonstration. (Focus on varying the idea, moving things around, linear perspective, viewpoint, lighting)
10:00-12:30 Group painting sessions with and me walking around helping individually.
12:30-1:00 lunch break (sack lunches provided)
1:00-2:30 Another pre-sketch and color sketch painting demonstration.
-5:00 Another group painting session.

Saturday, August 12th
9:00am meet.
9-9:30 carpool/convoy to a destination.
9:30-10:00 Pre-sketch and color sketch painting demonstration. (Focus on edges, tangible vs. intangible, texture, and style)
10:00-12:30 Group painting session with me walking around helping individually.
12:30-1:00 lunch break
1:00-2:30 Pre-sketch and color sketch painting demonstration.
2:30-5:00 Another group painting session.

Sunday, August 13th
9:00am-1:00pm Demonstration open to the paying public ($50.00, included in workshop tuition, and they will get preferred seating). Sit back and relax after 3 long days of painting, while I demonstrate blowing up a plein air color sketch into a larger canvas. This demonstration will be a wonderful overview, and a great opportunity to review and re-take notes on effective studio practices incorporating every bit of knowledge gained through the plein air experience. Throughout this demonstration, I’ll be talking about crutial decisions in the process, and how to stay engaged, efficient, and deliberate in applying paint.   SUPPLY LIST:
*A small drawing kit for doing pre-sketches (can be as simple as a pencil and paper, or I prefer a kit similar to the Sketchbox complete with a pencil, pen, and incremental value markers. Check one out HERE)
*Assortment of bristle/synthetic (flat) brushes (Rosemary long hangle, long flats) and a medium sized pallet knife.
*Paper towels (Viva brand works great)
*Brush cleaner jar with agitator (a jar needs something to scrub the bristles on, that’s the agitator).
*Odorless paint thinner (I recommend Gamsol brand)
*10  6×8 canvases or panels for the plein air color sketches.
*3  8x10s or 9x12s for longer color sketches (nothing larger please, I spend a lot of time walking around helping each student individually, if you paint larger, I will not be able to help you because it will take too much time)
*A Portable Easel (I have one available called the “Daytripper Easel”. To check it out click HERE)
*Brimmed Hat
*Sunscreen
*Bugspray

Paint: (I prefer Utrecht Brand)
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Lemon or Light
Cadmium Orange
Burnt Sienna
Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue (HUE)
Ultramarine Blue
Dioxizine Purple