Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Presents
Frank LaLumia Plein Air Workshop
June 10-13, 2016
Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Trinidad" by Frank LaLumia, 8"x 10", Oil
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LaLumia 2016 Workshop Flyer-Public Rev.1.pdf
This four-day workshop will address TWO BIG CONCEPTS often overlooked or misunderstood that are crucial to the success of a painting:
WEAK, COLLAPSING OR NON-EXISTENT VALUE STRUCTURE and INNACURATE COLOR NOTES
~Artists of all levels are invited ~ ~Watercolorists are welcome ~ ~Demonstrations will be done in oil~
Please read the Class Outline below for details.
The fee for this wonderful opportunity is $475 and is open to a maximum of 15 students. Registration and payments to be made at www.papnm.org through PayPal. A waitlist will be kept by PAPNM if class fills.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Fe will offer the discounted room rate of $91 per night plus lodging tax for double queen/double occupancy or single king/double occupancy at a cost of $104.82. Breakfast available at 5a.m. or pre-order a “pack n’go” breakfast. To book, contact the DoubleTree at 1-505-473-4646, and mention Santa Fe Plein Air Festival by May 13, 2016 or click here: http://www.santafe.doubletree.com/
Frank LaLumia is a Signature Member and Past President of the Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), the American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS), author of the book PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR AND OIL (North Light Publication) and featured in the PBS series: PLEIN AIR: PAINTING THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE. Frank lives in Trinidad, CO.
This will be a full daily packed workshop that will raise your awareness and confidence in your work. Please come join us!
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CLASS OUTLINE by Frank Lalumia
In 30 years of teaching art, I have learned that in a limited time frame (i.e. a four-day class), you get better results by concentrating on a few big ideas rather than trying to touch on too many different topics.
In this class, we will concentrate on TWO BIG IDEAS. The two most common mistakes that I see as a teacher are:
ONE: A WEAK, COLLAPSING OR NON-EXISTENT VALUE STRUCTURE,
TWO: INNACURATE COLOR NOTES
WEAK, COLLAPSING, OR NON-EXISTENT VALUE STRUCTURE
Your value structure is the Architecture of your painting, of your ideas. When a painting falls apart from a distance, when it looks like light marks on a dark field, or vice versa, then the value structure has been compromised. A weak or collapsing value structure is common. It’s also disastrous to your painting.
A Good value pattern is made up of interesting shapes of clearly separated values. In other words, it is ORGANIZED.
We will work on getting our Values Organized-from the awareness of its importance to a practical application.
INNACURATE COLOR NOTES
The second ‘great mistake’ is inaccurate Color Notes. Nothing gives a painting an amateurish look quicker than inaccurate color notes.
Color is Light. We are going to look at Color from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint. Our goal is to de-mystify color mixing.
The Class will address these concepts. You can do a lot in four days. I look forward to painting with you.
Frank LaLumia c 2015