PAINTING THE ENERGY OF NATURE
WITH NANCY McCARTHY June 4, 5 and 11, 2016 (Saturday, Sunday and Saturday.) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Those who have painted outdoors many times or those doing so for the first time are welcome join this outdoor painting experience meant to energize your painting practice. We will work to simplify the complex vistas of the natural world into shapes of specific value and hue, starting with a series of exercises to encourage rapid work with large brushes and palette knives. Over the three days students will complete three one-sitting paintings. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the issues, tools and procedures unique to painting outdoors and an image presentation of the work of contemporary and historical landscape painters. Black Pond Studio’s 40 acres provide fields, trees, swamp and pond, as well as indoor spaces to work if rain interrupts us. All mediums are welcome. Limit: 10 participants.