Outside: Seeing Spots!
The only time seeing spots is a good thing is when you are painting impressionism!
Three days is all you will need to learn to see the spots!
There is a certain amount of unlearning and a few tricks to plein air painting in the impressionist way. One of these is squinting . We do this to see both value (light to dark) and to see the large masses (or spots). Then, we decide which colors are warm, and which are cool. We start simple and adjust the color and value till we are happy.
Boards sized 8×10″ 9×12″ will give you the best results for this class. I will supply a putty knife but bring supplies you are accustomed to (brushes , turps and palette knife). I also recommend the limited palette from my materials list.
Masks will be required in all outdoor and plein air workshops at PAAM, regardless of vaccination status.