Outdoor painting can be an extremely inspiring and rewarding experience. This class will focus on achieving a strong composition and sense of light in the painting. With this in mind, students will be encouraged to use a relatively simple palette and work on smaller canvases in order to more quickly capture fleeting light effects.
You will work to achieve interesting compositions, and learn to mix color rather than using pre-mixed “tones” in order to achieve color harmony. In the spirit of classical painters such as John Constable, Isaac Levitan, and George Inness, emphasis will be placed on accurate drawing, subtle color, and clear decision making in regards to shapes and paint application, along with a love for the primal beauty of the landscape.
Instructor Bio: Hollis graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 1999. While at the Academy, he was the first student artist to be awarded First Prize at New York’s National Arts Club exhibition two years in a row. Hollis was also the recipient of the Academy’s John Stobart Fellowship, awarded each year to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding work. In the winter of 2001, Hollis studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. Hollis is represented by galleries in New York, Boston and San Francisco.
Instructor’s website: hollisdunlap.com