Book here: Art In The Open
2pm, Friday, 2nd August at Hook Head
"The Art of Seeing'" - Half-day Workshops in Oils.
Ned Mueller, from Washington USA is one of the most respected plein air painters in the USA, winning many awards and adjudicating some of the most prestigious exhibitions and events.'Landscape painting is mostly about learning how to see; how to interpret, compare and edit the shapes and colours of the scene we choose to paint. I will demonstrate how to see things less literally, to see the mountains, trees, grass, water, etc. as an interesting and beautiful arrangement of shapes and colours. This is to see them more as an artist. It opens up a lot more possibilities for things to paint and I think also helps us find our own voice. I will concentrate on the process not be too concerned with doing a "finished" painting. I feel it frees us up to learn with less pressure. We will work on what makes a plein air painting work; the mood, rhythm and movement along with an interesting and compelling arrangement of values, masses and colour. Participants should feel free to ask questions at any time during the demo. Ned's Website
7th, 8th and 9th August, "Making A Painting Work" - 3 day Plein Air Masterclass in Oils. €225pp
I will do class demonstrations and will work with each individual as to their own personal needs. We will have some group critiques. Bring along a sense of humour as we will work hard and have a good time doing it.
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