Sunday, May 19, 2013
ANU Critiques today...one week to go, New Class May 28th!!!
This has proven to be a useful pragmatic class for painters, and we will begin our fifth repeat of this course come May 28th...
Registration and Information for this course
The course titled as "Foundations" is a little misgiving...while definitely a good course for those new to plein air to get off on the right footing, we deal with struggles many intermediates and even advanced painters face. Namely over the years my observation of a common malady, what I call a blight with "Mid-Values Crisis"
So many painters develop a knack for good composition and yet their paintings come off mundane or blah, lacking a strong sense of depth illusion, atmospheric perspective. Lacking the punch, the drama of light and atmosphere painted that lures and holds the viewer's eye.
The course come with complete downloads of my couple Go To Meetings I did with F&W Publications, a five week series, with power points, video...and that as a supplement. Worth the price of admission right there alone, I'd say. The course itself is four weeks long...with materials to guide you toward assignment target points, and at the conclusion of each week you submit your work efforts, and I critique. For the most part, I upload visuals I create to illustrate the points I'm making. The feedback I have been receiving has been most encouraging how this has been helping painters.
Artists Network University is an affiliate of F&W publications, North Light Shop, Wetcanvas.com and is a complete virtual classroom, which can be exercised at your convenience.
I do enjoy my travels and teaching workshops, but often hear of those that cannot attend for one reason or another, sometimes simply the costs of travel and stay. This is an essence a workshop with me and you...where you live and at your convenience throughout the week.
I will be working this summer to produce an advanced course that will help painters develop a color understanding using various strategies of limited palettes, a "where do I take command of my values next?" course.