Through plein air landscape painting, students will learn about color, light and the use of oil paint. We’ll begin by reviewing all materials, discussing basic painting procedures and a system for color mixing. During the first weeks, our focus will be accurate color matching as the basis for all future work. By using a simple, logical process, each new skill will build on previous ones until a strong proficiency is gained. Once a student is able to mix color accurately, use paint effectively and create a convincing light effect, we’ll introduce various design principles in order to begin composing pictures. As students advance in drawing and composition, they’ll be able to tackle more ambitious subjects that can serve as backgrounds for figure subjects or pictures in their own right.