This is an exciting opportunity, and completely different from Carol's normal workshops! We will be spending 10 days in the Provence region of France, eating, drinking and painting up a storm!
In this workshop we will explore value, composition, color mixing, how to keep colors fresh, drawing and perspective, color theory, and more. We will be landscape painting and spending time at beautiful daily destinations. I will lecture about taking photos as a base for successful paintings, and we will venture out together to take those photos. Then you will learn you how to sort, edit and then paint from these using a tablet, laptop or computer.
Other activities include wine tasting, exploring the poppy fields, seeing some of the most breath-taking villages of Provence, some retail therapy at the best Provencal markets, and visiting St Remy to walk in Van Gogh's footsteps.
Location of: "Paint w/ Carol in France - full w/ wait list"
Whether you are painting for a living or hobby, painting small and often is
a powerful way to rapidly improve your skills. There is a fast growing group of
people, called daily painters, who do small paintings every day, post
photographs of their paintings on a blog, and then sell them online. In this
way, many artists are finding they can grow quickly in skill and finally make a
living with their art.
We will spend most of our time on the basic principles of design - the rules
of composition, value, color, and shape - and how to apply them to small still
lives. We will experiment with color relationships using an alternative to the
traditional color wheel, explore color mixing, and how each color "leans"
towards others. We will push our compositions to avoid "floating" objects and
learn the one, simple rule of composition. Throughout, there will be demos with
handouts and one-on-one critiques.
Finally, we will learn how to set up a daily painting blog, the in's and
out's selling online, marketing your work, etc. There will be reference material on this to take home.
The description for this workshop is the same as the other two daily painting workshops, above, BUT the cost includes a scrumptious lunch each workshop day, on-site, and an opening reception. They used to have this as an option, but everyone always chose it! They can accommodate any diet restrictions.
This workshop will be held at Whistle Stop Corner, in San Antonio. They have lodging on-site for those who act fast. Their number is: 210. 602 8562