My classes at the Art League of L.I. are Thursdays 10am-1pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm and Saturdays 10am- 1pm.
You may register at Art League LI
I teach Portrait Painting( from Life) and plein air and studio landscape painting, using a direct painting approach. Direct painting eliminates the highly evolved preparatory drawings of the more classic academic approach, and forces the artist to adapt to the work as it progresses. The emphasis is on learning to critically analyze the visual information of our 3D world so as to believably recreate it on a 2 dimensional canvas.
Initial line drawing done in a burnt sienna/ultramarine paint mixture, some block-in started.
Block-in of barns continued.
Block-in of horizon line
Adding sky and some distant background
Sky completely blocked in
Massing in of foreground darks
Massing in on some foreground lights
More block-ins of foreground foliage
Adjusting color as the block-in moves to the front of the canvas
Adjustments to sky to increase color and movement
Adjustments of foreground darks and lights and addition of details