R. Gregory Summers Workshop: Unlimiting the Limited Palette
September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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LOCATION: Meet at Escalante Visitor Center at 8:30 AM
One day of instruction prior to festival plein air competition – Thursday, September 20 – 9 AM to 4 PM
COST: $110 / Minimum of 6 – Maximum of 14 / All ability levels with a basic understanding of the materials/Click here for supply list.
This workshop will better prepare you for creating working studies of the landscape that surrounds you, quickly, and efficiently. Focus on capturing the light, understanding the nuances of color, the effects of light, and temperature on the world that surrounds you.
Painting outdoors is not just going out, setting up an easel and starting to paint. It is more of a thought process that must be honed through continual trial and error. Greg will take you through the process of seeing, thinking, and learning to understand how and why “less is more”. Taking in the vast amount of information and breaking it down into manageable portions through shapes, values & color, using a limited color pallet.
We will be painting different subjects each day, weather permitting, on location. There will be plenty of “one-on-one” guidance, demos, group critiques, and a question and answer session.
Born in the Flint Hills, Greg began his professional career at Hallmark Cards. A Master Engraver, he now travels the country to paint plein air. He has served the artistic community as a vice-President of the Greater Kansas City Artists Association and a co-founder of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, and the Brush Creek painting competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chosen in 2017 by the top American art publications for the “Artists of the New Century” exhibit at the Bennington Art Gallery, Summers has embraced the world of painting outdoors, winning awards from coast to coast alongside the nation’s best plein air and studio artists. Summers teaches painting workshops across the country as well as teaching staff at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.
“Some go outdoors to enjoy the land, while others stay inside to avoid it. It is I, an outdoor artist, who brings the outside in.”
Visit Greg’s website to see more of his work here.