Taking Your Plein Air Work Further Workshop with Scott L. Christensen

Plein air painting is a significant joy of the process. It is where we gather our information and inspiration. It is the driving force behind all the work that is to come. After the exciting journey of painting outdoors, the work has only just begun. What are the next steps? Scott Christensen’s “hands-off” workshop will focus on the layered process with which Scott approaches a painting. It was Edgar Payne who said, “The most important ally in the study of painting is the art of thinking.” Oftentimes, plein air painting is a starting point. Curiosity and focused study from all those who came before can expand artists’ knowledge base, leading to further growth in their work. Join Scott as he shares examples of using his plein air experiences to generate ideas, chase curiosity, and build upon his understanding of constantly working the whole. Through conversation, slide shows, and demonstrations, artists will gain more insight into the intentionality behind working with the ideas inspired by being outdoors. Concepts will be thoroughly covered in a variety of ways and approaches. Over the course of a day and a half, the workshop will cover concepts surrounding the following aspects of painting:

1. Idea-Finding
2. Intention
3. Motif
4. Composition
5. Massing
6. Variety
7. Key/Value
8. Light
9. Orchestration
10. Reworking
11. Critiquing Your Process
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