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Introduction to Landscape Painting with Oils


  • James Freed Design Sebastopol, CA 95472 (map)

Introduction to Landscape Painting with Oils- October 25, 26 and 27, 2019: This two and 1/2 day workshop will help both the beginner and intermediate oil painter alike feel more comfortable and achieve better results when working outdoors or en plein air. Site selection, equipment, view framing, value contrast, shadow shapes and form, composition, perspective, focal points and color mixing and application will be discussed and demonstrated. We will begin with a overview presentation and color mixing on Friday evening. On Saturday morning I’ll demonstrate as we paint a table top setup in full color, followed by working outside on location as weather permits. Sunday will allow for another demo and two different paintings made on location by each student. Friday class runs from 7 to 10 PM. , Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 4PM.  We will break for a short working lunch each weekend day, and again late in the afternoon during which I’ll assess student progress and make suggestions for improvement.

What to bring: You will need to supply your own oil paints, panels, brushes, field easel, paper towels or rags, and odorless mineral spirts. Please do not bring turpentine. A full supplies and materials list will be sent to you upon registration and payment of the deposit. I will provide light snacks, soft drinks and drinking water. Bring your own bag lunch on both days. We’ll be working primarily outdoors, so dress in layers accordingly.

Workshop cost = $350 Please use my Contact page to sign up for this particular workshop. Send me a message letting me know which workshop you are signing up for, the date of that workshop, along with your full contact information, and I will add your name to the class roster. A deposit of $100 is due when signing up. I accept payment for deposits and/or full workshop fees via my Paypal account. Please indicate the workshop name and date when paying via Paypal. Full payment will be due by the beginning of the class. Once you have registered and paid the deposit I will send you the address of the workshop location in Sebastopol, CA, along with a supplies and materials list.

Please Note: A $100 deposit holds your place. Deposits are refundable up till 7 PM, 7 days prior to the start of the class. After that, no refunds will be made. This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement of 4 people to run. If attendance does not reach 4 students by 72 hours prior to the start of the class, or the weather turns to rain, it may be cancelled, and a full refund will be made.

Questions: Use my Contact page to send me a message with any questions you have about the workshop. If you would like a response via telephone, please make sure to include your phone number in the Contact inquiry.

I look forward to working with you at an upcoming workshop! -James