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Lyn Boyer Workshop 1: Plein Air – Don’t Hit the Wall, Climb It!
September 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Prior to plein air competition: Thursday, September 20 – 9 AM to 6 PM
COST: $125 / Minimum of 8 – Maximum of 15 / All ability levels / Supply list: here.
This workshop was created to touch on some important skills that are often overlooked in our hurry to ‘make a painting’! In order to get the most out of our plein air painting adventures we must be able to approach our subject not only with joy and inspiration but with the ability to think clearly, make efficient decisions and have our technical skills refined and ready. Lyn Boyer will talk about and demonstrate each area of study and give you the opportunity to try the exercise. There will be time for questions. This is the fun of pure study without the pressure of creating a painting. The workshop will cover:
- Pigments and color mixing – seeing it and getting it right the first time
- Brush handling – bringing another level of nuance to your paintings
- Surface quality – building the paint surface to create interest
- Equipment and materials – efficient ways to master your tools
- Methodology – a logical approach creates an armature for inspiration
NOTE: Lyn will be teaching an additional two-day workshop September 30 – October 1. It will be a continuation of what you learn here. In the two-day workshop you’ll see a full demonstration of the process, work on applying the concepts to a painting and receive individual help. The two-day workshop is for intermediate and advanced painters. Students of any level who have completed the one-day workshop may also attend. You’re welcome to sign up for either workshop or both.
Passing the torch of the great traditions of representational oil painting to her students is one of Lyn’s great passions in life. She is an award-winning plein air and studio oil painter with works that hang in private collections across the United States. She travels painting ‘en plein air’ and teaching for more than half the year before heading back to her studio in Durango, Colorado for the winter. Her devotion as a teacher began with nearly a decade as an illustration instructor and now continues through her workshops. After returning from studying art in Melbourne, Australia, Lyn began a 25-year career as an American illustrator and now continues that passion in her career as a painter. She’s garnered awards from the Oil Painters of America, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, the Illustrators Workshops, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, among others.
Visit Lyn’s website to see more of her work here.