Plein Air Painting with Matthew Mcdonald
In this casual plein air painting class, Matthew will focus on specific aspects of painting with each student depending on their level. As well as discuss general concepts with the whole group. Some of the concepts we will cover will include blocking in, atmospheric perspective, creating a sense of space, mass vs interest, mixing greens and the prismatic palette. Depending on the amount of students and their interest, Matthew will do occasional demos during the class. Students are welcome to watch the demonstration or work on their own paintings during this time.
Classes will start at 9 am and run until 12 pm. This will give students enough time to finish a study without the light effect changing too dramatically. I will ask students to arrive on location about quarter to so we can have a quick group chat before everyone spreads out. I will send out emails ahead of time to let everyone know the locations as well as a follow up email the day before to remind and confirm with everyone. In the event of inclement weather we will have that class someplace with cover or reschedule for another date. You may find the suggested materials list by clicking the link below.