MacPherson Pre-Convention Workshop 2018-03-05T15:14:13+00:00

Colorful Conversations

Live your life beyond your wildest dreams. Embark on your artistic odyssey.

Join master painter Kevin Macpherson for this two-day hands-off workshop*, which will help illuminate the path to a successful art career. Kevin’s painting demonstrations will break down the complexity of painting and reveal the magical process in simple-to-understand terms that you can apply immediately to your own painting.

Kevin devotes significant energy to nurturing aspiring artists around the world with his books, writing, videos, lectures, and workshops. He shares all he knows (and if he doesn’t know something, he is the first to make it up!). Kevin’s colorful paintings are inspiring and his lectures are filled with information punctuated by humor. He makes learning fun and will help you find your purpose and paint with passion.

While painting he’ll include secrets he has discovered over decades of painting about how to fundamentally improve your paintings, offering advice for the aspiring artist and professional painter.

Kevin is happy to take questions, and he invites you to submit some of your questions in advance.

Must be a registered attendee of the main PACE convention to attend.Workshop price $267. Attendance is limited.

Day 1 Morning Session — The 5 “W”s

Kevin will explore and evaluating the big questions of who, what, when, where, and why when it comes to painting and your art career.

Answer these guiding questions and follow your art spirit as your guide for a unique and successful journey.

Day 1 Afternoon Session

The key to painting is learning to see. Kevin Macpherson will increase your powers of visual awareness. In this session Kevin will condense his popular one-week workshops into a few hours packed with demonstrations and visual explanations. You will learn to create alluring landscapes bathed with light, engulfed with air, and presented from nature’s own shapes, patterns, and colors.

Day 2

Conversations with Nature — Onstage landscape painting demonstration using plein air studies and reference photographs.

The Big “H” — Kevin will explore HOW to paint.

This landscape oil painting demonstration will break down the complexity of painting and reveal the magical process in simple-to-understand terms.

Kevin will take you through his entire thought process of determining what to say, why to say it, and how to best communicate the point with composition, form, value, and color. You’ll find yourself examining the painting language, discussing technique and craft so you can communicate your real purpose. Versed in the right vocabulary, we evaluate pictures on a higher level of understanding. What is the number one mistake for plein air painters?

Kevin is one of the most sought-after teachers in the plein air world because of his excellent ability to make painting fun, teach with humor, and describe complex principles with simplicity.

Day one begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break (on your own).

Day two begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. (Convention official opening is at 4 p.m.)

*A hands-off workshop involves demos, slides, commentary, and instruction, but you will not be painting, only observing.

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