Saturday, March 26, 2016

Landscape Painting Retreat, August 26-29, Crestone, Colorado

Landscape Painting Retreat August 26 -29
Experience” Nature through Art” with Jennifer Thomson
The landscape Retreat is about change; experiencing another way of working.  It isn’t a ‘how to” retreat.  It is a time to explore new color exercises, ideas and playfulness.  Sometimes one has to walk through ugliness to find anew.  Sometimes we have to stretch further in art to find a new approach to our usual way of working.

 Mornings for example, explore a fall exercise:  Tint paper orange in areas creating a color mood.  Bring colors; reds, yellows, blues to wakefulness.  Balance colors compositionally.  Find an inward glow of light.  Use greys and black to enhance the glow.  White in gesture for trees …what next?
Afternoons, inspired by John Marin’s (1870-1970) & Emil Nolde’s(1867-1956) art, exercises of their techniques & composition will be practiced and applied to our own artwork.

Work Space:  Sun Studio & outdoors into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to experience Nature through direct observation.

Daily class:  9 am to 4:30 pm
Tuition:  $275 includes 4 organic veggie lunches, snacks & supplies
Deposit:  $75 nonrefundable, to reserve a space
Camping:  5 minutes driving to Sun Studio
Info:  Jennifer Thomson, PO Box 894, Crestone, Colorado 81131, 719-937-7694
Come join us in Colorado 2016

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