Landscape Painting - Course Description
Monday, March 12, 2012
This is a six-week class meeting four times a week for 90 minutes.
This course is time spent studying the technique of outdoor painting in oils striving for the color perception exhibited by French and American Impressionist painters.
I will paint in front of the students and demonstrate the Charles Hawthorne/Henry Hensche technique of applying pure oil colors right out of the tube to the canvas with a palette knife, then mixing and relating the colors with each other. They will then begin their own paintings with my guidance. We also look at a video and other examples demonstrating Hensche’s method of impressionist landscape painting. The students paint at least two scenes directly from nature out of doors, both a gray day and sunny day version of each, 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 to paint. (When wind is added to the formula, it can be quite trying to concentrate on color relationships.) They are evaluated on their progress in seeing color, their work ethic, and the rightness of the color relationships in their paintings.
Faculty: David Dozier, High School Art Teacher
Class Dates: September 4th-October 25th, 2013
Curriculum Area: Art Block
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