I’m offering three online painting workshops through Provincetown Art Association and Museum this fall. They’re all designed to have two intensive Saturday sessions with painting prompts and individual meetings in the week between. I’ve found these online workshops to be some of the best I’ve offered, and I’m very excited to continue with this series. Registration is available on the PAAM website (links for each workshop appended below).
Painting Your Landscape: September 26 – October 3 2020
Toward the end of her life, reflecting on the beginning of her work in New Mexico, Georgia O’Keeffe said, “I thought someone could tell me how to paint a landscape. But I never found that person. I had to just settle down and try…They could tell me how to paint their landscape, but they couldn’t tell me how to paint mine.” Finding and painting one’s landscape (joyfully) can be the work of a lifetime. Drawing on O’Keeffe’s wisdom, this course will not focus on specific techniques or approaches to landscape painting, but rather will work with each participant to develop confidence in their skills and individual visual language. One develops their skill as a painter by painting, so the goal of this workshop will be the development of suite of studies and finished paintings of small to medium scale.
Visual Research and Painting from Source Material: October 24 – October 31 2020
Painters draw inspiration from sources, be it observation, experience, dreams, imagination, objects, writing, photographs, illustration, film/video mirrors, drawings, or other manifestations of visual culture. Approaching painting as a subjective art form, this workshop will consider ways artists navigate visual culture, undertake visual research, and transform source material (as opposed to simply reproducing it) into original artworks.
Painting Between Place and Memory: November 28 – December 5 2020
Richard Diebenkorn once said that every painting starts with a feeling. In my view feeling comes from the totality of our experience of a place or thing — fieldwork research, memory and a full range of sensory experience. Direct, spontaneous picture making (painting, drawing, photography) allows a painter to capture something ephemeral and unexpected, and slower work in the studio provides space for considered composition.