Thursday, April 7, 2011

Plein Air Oil Painting workshop on Cape Cod- June 6-10

I am excited to announce that I'll be teaching a 5 day plein air oil painting workshop on Cape Cod. The dates are June 6th through June 10th, 2011.

A Typical Provincetown Street in June. Frank Gardner © 2010

Cape Cod is a favorite destination for outdoor painters and June is one of the best months for painting there. The light is perfect and the weather is pleasant and not too humid yet. It's my favorite time of year to paint on the Cape.
The cost of the workshop is $500 for five full days of painting (Individuals are responsible for accommodations, food, supplies, etc.) I am offering a discounted rate of $450. for anyone that signs up and sends their deposit by April 30. Reserve your spot today by sending me an email.

The painting locations will be on the Outer Cape. Let's plan on painting from Chatham on out to Provincetown. Transportation is a must, but we can work out carpooling to the daily painting spots. The Eastham to Wellfleet area is the best and most central place to look for accommodations. I can give you a list of lodging suggestions when you sign up for the class. There are lots of great cottages for rent too if there is a small group coming together. Please email me for more information, the materials list or to set aside your spot. The class size will be limited. I require a $200. deposit and the balance paid at the beginning of the class.

Email me to reserve your spot and I'll give you my mailing address to send your deposit.

Wharf in PTown. Frank Gardner © 2010

Commercial Street in PTown. Frank Gardner © 2010

This workshop is for oil painters. All levels are welcome. However, whining is frowned upon and you must be able to carry and set up your own gear.

In the workshop my emphasis is on helping everyone advance to their next level.

Some of the topics we will concentrate on are:

Values: A strong and simple value pattern is key to a successful painting, we will work on getting values correct from the start and keeping them clear throughout the painting process.

Color: We will work on seeing color and value then mixing color using a limited palette.
Premixing colors on your palette, and choosing the best design for your composition are a few of the things that we will focus on in this workshop.

Strong Starts/ Block In: An emphasis will be on getting a strong start to your painting so you don't need to waste time reworking the design later. Accurate color mixing is key to capturing the mood of a location. I feel that a strong start is the key a successful plein air painting and we will focus a lot on "starts" as well as how to bring a good start to the desired finish.

Demos: I will do several demos, but there will be plenty of the time will be for painting and I will walk around and give individual guidance. There will be some quick painting exercises as well as some longer painting sessions.

"Summer Rose" 10 x 8" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$780. Framed, Available at Addison Art Gallery

"A Touch of Summer" 18x24" Oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$2,500. Framed. Available at Addison Art Gallery

View at Rock Harbor. Frank Gardner © 2010

A garden in Provincetown. Frank Gardner © 2010

Beach view toward wharf. Frank Gardner © 2010


Marian Fortunati said...

Sure wish I could, Frank!!

Susan Roux said...

Frank I'll have to stop in Addison Gallery to see your lovely work. I'll be delivering my rose painting to the Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet in a few weeks. It's a beautiful spot to have your workshop. The spring flora on the Cape is absolutely spectacular.

Do stop by the gallery to see my painting.

Kathy Cousart said...

Looks like an amazing opportunity! Come South toward Georgia:)

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! this is something I'd love to do!

Frank Gardner said...

You know I love painting with you Marian. I need to organize a west coast class.

Thanks Susan.

Kathy, I'll probably organize one in Charleston before too long. Is that close enough? I show at M Gallery there and they also organize a few workshops.

Well, then you should do it Pam.

Kathy Cousart said...

Charleston would be good. Saint Simons Island is should be in galleries in Atlanta! That is really close:) Keep me posted- would love to do a workshop- love your work.