The ability to develop visual memory, which is critical to plein air painting, can be transferred to working inside from a photograph. The concepts of plein air painting can help students develop paintings with greater vibrancy, atmosphere, depth, and sense of light.
The focus of the course will be to:
Learning these concepts in oil and watercolor will help students understand how the creative process transcends the medium and how developing this flexibility will help them find their voice as painters. In the end, the goal will be the development of broken color, fresh brushwork, immediacy, and spontaneity – these are common to good watercolor and oil paintings.