Landscape Painting - Course Description

Friday, August 22, 2014

Students study the technique of outdoor painting in oils, striving for the color perception exhibited by French and American Impressionist painters. The teacher demonstrates the application of oil colors from the tube to canvas and students watch a video demonstration of a method of impressionist landscape paintings; then, they begin their own paintings. They paint at least two scenes otudoors on both a gray day and sunny day, returning at the same time each day to study the color. They stand up to paint at easels, juggling their palette knives, paper towels, and an egg carton filled with oil color.