Saturday, September 17 to Sunday, September 18; 9 AM to 3 PM – COST: $165 / Minimum of 6 – Maximum of 15 / All ability levels
Learn the basics or enhance your skills for stress-free Plein Air painting adventures. From packing of supplies to setup and continuing to the basics for a successful painting, participants will gain insight into the (sometime daunting) process of Plein Air painting. Learn what Bonnie has found to create successful paintings in the medium of your choice. It’s all about the basics: choosing a location, thumbnail and Notan sketches, composition, and more. The workshop aims to make the plein air experience fun and accommodating to participants’ physical needs. Daily demos, notes and reference material will be provided.
The first day of the workshop will be at Escalante State Park and the second will be along Smoky Mountain Road (Alvey Wash area) to give you options of painting water, cliffs, roads and rocks. An optional 3rd day will be offered for an additional fee ($75) if there is enough interest, to be determined once workshop convenes. A half hour break will be taken for a lunch, so bring your bring a lunch and water.
A palette and medium of your choice (oils, pastels, etc.), sketchbook, 3 values of markers for value sketches, paper towels, bag for garbage, easel set up, apron, latex or nitrile disposable gloves, portable small camp table and/or chair/stool (if you like to sit while working). If you need help in selecting tools and supplies to bring, please email Bonnie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Griffith is an artist of the western landscape, working in oils and pastels. The rich pigments of pastel and oil allows her to create paintings that have the brilliance and the bold color we see in the West giving her unlimited options to create the images representational of the colors, depth and texture inherent in this physical earth.
Griffith’s love of the landscape prompts her to paint it and look for a story to tell. Her goal is to create a work the viewer can “step into” and experience their own story. Griffith has studied with great instructors like Lorenzo Chavez, Ned Mueller, Elizabeth Mowry and other contemporary landscape artists. She is a signature artist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Northwest Pastel Society. Working out of her Crooked Creek Art Studio in southwestern Idaho and painting plein air throughout the western US she teaches workshops in plein air painting, pastels and multimedia techniques.
For more info about Griffith and her work, please see the following sites: www.bonniegriffith.com, Instagram: @Bonniezahngriffith and Facebook: Bonnie Griffith Landscape Artist.