with Anne Molasky
Date: Saturday June 15
Limited to 12 students
The class will meet in the Muny Opera parking lot in Forest Park. More details will be provided to enrolled students.
To paint "en plein-air" is to paint "out in the open." Painting outside, directly from the landscape, provides challenges of artistic decision-making that is lost when working from a photographic reference in the studio. The experience of working outside with the sun warming your skin, the breeze cooling it, the music of the birds and the crickets singing—all of these things help relax the creative spirit within. There is no right or wrong in nature, and there is no right or wrong in art. Painting is about making decisions—deciding what to include, what to exclude, what to enhance, what to subordinate. Learning how to translate what is in front of you, no matter what the subject, or the resource, is a language that can be learned. You can expect a painting demonstration followed by individual attention while painting during this workshop.