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2017 Julia Seelos: Outdoors – Oils Alla Prima
September 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Painting in the outdoors, known as “plein air” allows the artist to experience the beauty of a place while attempting to capture in paint the shapes, colors and textures that make it special. The experience of painting with oils can be both rewarding and frustrating. A few basic principles coupled with careful observation arms the artist with the tools to grow in their journey to become a better painter. Julia will cover her set-up and equipment and how they help her in difficult environments. Using practiced steps to facilitate speed she will cover the basics of composition and color theory and how she approaches a painting.
Julia has participated in the many prestigious plein air events including; 11 years in the Carmel Art Festival, Estes Park, Alameda, Los Gatos, Laguna Beach Invitational, Sedona, Telluride, Easton, Los Gatos, Sonoma, Zion, and the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 5 times.
Julia’s paintings have been selected for numerous landscape exhibitions at; 10 AIS shows, California Art Club, Triton Art Museum, Steinbeck Museum, Napa Valley Museum, Wilding Museum, and Epperson Gallery. Julia was Artist of the month LPAPA in 2011. She was awarded 1st for oils in the Santa Cruz Statewide Landscape Show, Best of Show 2010 LPAPA Best of Plein Air, 1st in the Carmel Valley Plein Air 2014 and Artists Choice in the Big Blue, an Artist Vision, the Island Award Alameda Plein Air 2015 and Artist Choice North Lake Tahoe Plein Air 2016. She is a Signature Member of LPAPA and MBPAPA. See more of her work here.