Workshops

No Fear Oil Painting

Lyn Boyer
May 7, 8, 9, 2020
Longmont, CO
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No Fear Oil Painting with Lyn Boyer

Learn 3 keys in 3 days to unlocking expression and begin painting without fear!

Day 1: Discover the beauty in your brushes by choosing your tools and controlling them masterfully, bringing new energy to your paintings through creative brush handling.

Day 2: See color and paint color by unraveling the world of color and light, properties of pigments and pigment choices, while using both a limited and expanded palette. Foolproof color mixing and the nuances of grays will also be covered.

Day 3: Master edges as the final touch by understanding the painting surface and paint application necessary for a higher skill level of edge control. Identify the how, when and where of edges, using them artfully to bring that final sense of freedom and nuance to your paintings.

Intermediate to advanced.

About Lyn Boyer:  Carrying on the great traditions of representational oil painting and passing that torch to her students are Lyn’s two great passions in life. She is an award winning plein air and studio oil painter with works that hang in private collections across the United States. After returning from studying art in Melbourne, Australia, Lyn began a 25 year career as an American illustrator and painter, garnering awards from the Oil Painters of America, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Southwest Art, the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, the Illustrators Workshops, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Lyn’s early inspiration came from the great Illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration and their contemporaries, the American and European painters of the late 1800’s and early 20th century. She was captivated by not only the power of the images but their story-telling ability. Lyn takes the focus, energy and ability to respond in the moment required of plein air painting and uses it to inform and bring life to her studio work. Lyn’s devotion to painting ‘en plein air’ takes her on the road for more than half the year before returning to her studio in Durango, Colorado for the winter months. Her commitment to teaching began with nearly a decade as an illustration instructor and now continues through her workshops.

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and the surrounding area.)

Instructor Handout.
More information about Lyn via her website.
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Landscape Painting in the Field with Brad Holt

His 5th year teaching in Longmont!

Brad Holt

Brad Holt: Join Brad for three days of plein air instruction.
May 14, 15, 16, 2020
Longmont, CO
$375

Landscape Painting in the Field with Brad Holt” is an all-encompassing experience of the plein air adventure. His clear, step-by-step approach touches on what you need to know to paint outside in the elements, the primary importance of value, temperature and hue, the better choices of tools and equipment, and the courage to paint in a relaxed and supportive environment. He generously tells you what he knows and demonstrates how and why it works. Join Brad for three days outdoors, painting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. (Six sessions in total.)

Brad Holt is a man of artistic passions with a yearning to share that energy with his students and his viewers. He paints throughout the Intermountain West, and especially in Zion, the Grand Canyon, the high desert, Escalante and other favorite Utah locations. His awards are numerous, and his teaching style is effective, demonstrative and encouraging. His love of plein air shines through his work, and through the work of his students. He wants his students to see and feel what he sees and feels when they stand before nature with a brush in their hands, taking courage to paint what is before them.

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and the surrounding area.)

Instructor Handout.
More information about Brad via his website.
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Find Your Voice, Slow Down Time and Create Meaningful Paintings on Location

Scott Ruthven
May 29, 30, 31, 2020
Longmont, CO
$375
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Find your voice, slow down time and create meaningful paintings on location.

Join me at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and learn how to create more successful paintings on location.

I will teach you how to:

Find your voice and develop your signature style

Expand your painting time so you don’t feel so rushed

Apply a vision and purpose to both your time and painting

Use plein air to accelerate your capabilities as an artist

This class is intended for the artist actively painting in oils or acrylics on location, who has their plein air gear and is familiar with it and is wanting to learn how to improve their success ratio in the field and create work that pushes their growth and informs their studio work.

Class size is limited to 8.

A full class outline and materials list will be provided in advance.

Tuition is $375 for this workshop.

About Scott Ruthven:  I paint the things and places I love, always striving to capture fleeting moments of beauty. My paintings are a conversation between me and my subject. If you are attracted to one of my paintings, there is a shared connection and you are able to participate in that conversation. It’s like a remnant of familiarity and understanding that we share. This is pure magic and is really exciting to me!

Painting and living an artful life brings me great joy. My paintings, in turn, bring great joy to collectors and fans.

If everyone could do work that brings them joy and creates joy for others, our world would be healed. My gift is art and I intend to spread joy with it, one painting at a time.

We all can choose joy for ourselves and give joy to others.

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and the surrounding area.)

More information about Scott via his website.
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Previous Workshops

Landscape Painting in the Field with Brad Holt

Brad Holt

Brad Holt: Join Brad for three days of plein air instruction.
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Landscape Painting in the Field with Brad Holt” is an all-encompassing experience of the plein air adventure. His clear, step-by-step approach touches on what you need to know to paint outside in the elements, the primary importance of value, temperature and hue, the better choices of tools and equipment, and the courage to paint in a relaxed and supportive environment. He generously tells you what he knows and demonstrates how and why it works. Join Brad for three days outdoors, painting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. (Six sessions in total.)

Brad Holt is a man of artistic passions with a yearning to share that energy with his students and his viewers. He paints throughout the Intermountain West, and especially in Zion, the Grand Canyon, the high desert, Escalante and other favorite Utah locations. His awards are numerous, and his teaching style is effective, demonstrative and encouraging. His love of plein air shines through his work, and through the work of his students. He wants his students to see and feel what he sees and feels when they stand before nature with a brush in their hands, taking courage to paint what is before them.

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and the surrounding area.)

More information about Brad via his website.



Landscape Source to Studio with Joshua Been

Joshua Been

Joshua Been: Join Joshua for three and a half days of plein air instruction.

August 2017

Landscape Source to Studio: Plein Air Pre-Sketch to Color Sketch to Studio Painting”. 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.)

For more information, and a complete class schedule, see Joshua’s website.

Artist StatementThe style I paint in is known as Impressionistic Realism. It’s a versatile yet challenging mode of expression through which the poetry of a subject is preserved and paramount. To find eternal balance in the elegant dance of light and form is my highest inspiration. Through the congruence of our visual vocabulary and shared human experience, I am able to imply detail without overstating it. Brushwork and palette knife together create a textural Impressionism and paint quality which entice a closer look, while it is through a little distance that my paintings become Realistic portals into a time and place.  Painted like memories of the “here and now,” they depict the variety of life in the 21st Century and often include man-made objects, figures, or animals. Through my work, I sincerely hope to remind and inspire others to take time to see just how amazing this existence is.  Enjoy.

More information about Joshua via his website.

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and surrounding area.)
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Painting the Landscape with Doug Braithwaite

Doug Braithwaite

Doug Braithwaite: Join Doug for 3 1/2 days of plein air instruction.
August 2016

Plein Air Colorado” takes students outdoors on the Front Range to experience and record the immediacy and light of Boulder County. With decades of teaching experience, Doug will share his rhythmic, lyrical, almost musical take on the flow of nature. Color and value translate to pitch and tone as the emotion of the natural landscape comes through onto canvas. His enthusiasm will draw you into the landscape, as he shares his wonder of the natural world through generous instruction and the pure joy of plein air painting.

Doug Braithwaite is coming off a hot streak of current awards and events, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes, as well as Best of Show and Purchase awards throughout Utah, Idaho, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, and beyond the Intermountain West. A recent cover of Plein Air Magazine (Nov 2015) together with a feature article describe his current focus on the challenging craft of plein air painting. His direct painting style and lively rendering capture the vibrant life before him, delivering light and story in a clear statement of color and emotion.  (Seven sessions in total.)

Location
Longmont, CO. (Lakeshore Studios and surrounding area.)

More information about Doug via his website.
Register today via Doug’s website

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