Landscape Painting on Location with Sharon Weaver
Workshop Dates: 4/27/2013 - 6/22/2013
Location: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Region: On Location
Country: United States
April 27-June 22, 2013
Meets 9:00 AM-1:00 PM on Saturday
Learn the fundamentals necessary for successful landscape painting in the open air (plein air). The process will be broken down into achievable steps through demonstrations, on-location painting and personalized critiques. The techniques of plein air painting will be explored with a focus on composition, understanding values, establishing a focal point, and learning to edit from the wealth of material in nature. Every week we will meet at a different site where I will start with a demonstration focusing on the essentials of plein air painting. Students will then paint on location with individualized critiques. Every plein air experience is a unique challenge with the objective of capturing a moment in time. Whether you are a beginner or an established plein air painter, my goal is to give you the tools to become a better artist through observation, simplification, and the appreciation of painting from nature.
1) Franklin Canyon Reservoir, Benedict Canyon
2) Malibu Lagoon, Malibu
3) Eaton Canyon, Altadena
4) Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park
5) Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia
6) Malibu Creek State Park,Malibu
7) Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu
8) Will Rogers State Park, Pacific Palisades
*Locations are subject to change based on weather conditions and other restrictions. Detailed directions will be provided.
Instructor -- Sharon Weaver
Sharon Weaver discovered the thrill of plein air painting after moving to Los Angeles from New York City. The immediacy of painting outdoors and the beauty of the California landscape compelled her to embark on a journey she is still following today. “I find painting outside, plein air, a compulsion. When inspiration takes over, the painting reveals itself on the canvas, as if it were there all along. It is a wonderful and exciting experience.” Capturing the atmosphere with a study is her first step to completing a larger work. In the studio, Sharon uses the study to relive the experience, translating that excitement onto the canvas.
Contact: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art