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ZOOM Workshop by Mike Mahon: Open to Non-members

  • 05 Nov 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 06 Nov 2020
  • 3:00 PM
  • ZOOM Online
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  • Plein air workshop

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Mastering the Landscape in Taos
Mike Mahon

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in NM, this event has been changed to a Zoom workshop.

Sign-up Deadline Approaching (Nov 1)

Plein Air
Nov 5 and 6 2020 from 9 to 3pm each day

Limited to 12 participants.

Open to PAPNM members and non-members.

Focus is on Oil and Pastel en Plein Air

In this Zoom workshop, Mike will demonstrate how he uses photo enlargements and TV/Computer monitors to duplicate painting plein air. He has had a lot of experience teaching Zoom lessons. He will provide you with more content than is normally available in live workshops because of time saved transporting equipment, etc.

Because the workshop will be on Zoom all of it will be recorded and made available to participants. This is a major advantage that is simply not available for normal in-person workshops.

Mike will begin the workshop with a painting demonstration at which each participant will have the best seat in the house. Questions and comments will be welcome during this demo. Additional instruction will be via Zoom interactive discussions and Powerpoint lessons.

Mike will lead the participants in paint-alongs.  He will supply each artist with the same source photos of Taos, NM, scenes from which to paint. He will paint and discuss what he is doing in 15 or 20 sessions. The artists will then duplicate what he has done. This has proved to be a very effective method to teach his systematic step-by-step painting procedure.

Workshop participants will email to Mike photos of their work in progress as well after completion. They will also be able to display their work on the Zoom call for discussion and critique. Where appropriate, private break-out session will be available for individual instruction.

Following the 2 day workshop and after the artists have had time to work further on their paintings, Mike will lead a group Zoom meeting at which he will give comprehensive critiques of the paintings. This special critique meeting will be on an agreed upon day and time a few days after the 2 day workshop. The artists will email Mike their finished work so that he can prepare his critiques. This is a much more comprehensive approach to critiques that are usually given during the last few minutes of a workshop.

Particular attention will be given to how to use the elements of a scene creatively to construct a successful painting. Mastering a painting requires the skill to edit what is not needed and accentuating the essential qualities.

Partial Supply List: Workshop Materials Pleinair Combined-limitPalette.pdf ("Zoom" changes to be made).  Full supply list to be provided by the instructor via email. 

Please visit Mike's website for more details:

Student Fee - $290.00

Non-Members $310.00

  • Last day to Sign up October 29, 2020. 

Participants will receive in advance of the workshop exclusive access to 7 Tutorial Videos by Mike:

  • Aesthetic Categories-3 videos explaining and illustrating the 7 principles Mike utilizes in his painting
  • Limited Oil Palette Preparation-3 videos demonstrating how Mike prepares his limited palette for plein air
  • Plein Air Painting Tips-1 video on how to crop, measure, plan and execute on location plein air paintings
  • Plus a PDF warm up lesson on pastels for beginners. 

Visit the 12th National Juried Members Exhibition page for information about the whole event. 


Mail information to:  
P. O. Box 20503
Albuquerque, NM

Mail Payments  to:  
PAPNM Treasurer
P. O. Box  1948
Santa Fe, NM

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