Artists will learn:
– to identify compositional structures to enhance movement in your paintings
– to choose color harmonies to encourage a personal interpretation of the landscape
– any level or medium welcome
Betsy paints in pastels, but information will apply to other drawing & painting mediums as well. Painting outdoors is an exhilarating experience, and this class is ideal for artists who want to take the challenge of stepping outdoors to paint! Whether you are a novice or an experienced painter, the opportunity to paint together outdoors is rewarding.
The workshop will begin with a pastel painting demonstration, as Betsy shares pointers for setting up on location and narrowing the field of vision to choose a composition for your painting. You will then have time to complete a preliminary sketch followed by painting at your easel with individual feedback regarding good drawing skills, including perspective, balance of masses & shapes, and use of color harmonies.
You will need a sketchbook, drawing materials, your own painting supplies, and an easel. Betsy will be happy to try to assist you if you do not have an easel. Please remember to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, water and a hat! It might also be useful to have a camp chair to use during the demo or when you take a break.
• Lunch break on own for participants (Magnolia Café has lunches available for purchase, or bring your own)
• 5 students minimum, 15 students maximum
• Participants are required to being their own materials, a supply list will be provided upon registration
The deadline to register is Friday, June 16.
About Betsy Payne Cook:
Betsy paints exclusively with pastels, and is honored to be elected as a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, and to have achieved signature membership status in the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Betsy is also acknowledged as a Juried Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Association. Betsy’s paintings depict her impressions of the landscape and its abundance of colors. She paints both en plein air and in her studio; and conveys her love of the outdoors in each painting. Betsy publishes a newsletter and a blog, both titled “Painting In and Out,” sharing her thoughts on her life as an artist.