Armand Cabrera Workshop
Friday, April 17, 2009
Armand Cabrera Workshop
If you are serious about painting this is the class for you. Joe is one of the best painters in the country and he is a great teacher. This is a no nonsense class designed by a master of his craft. Don't miss this chance, it only happens once a year.
For those of you unfamiliar with his work, you can see it on his website
Here are the particulars for the class.
Sunday May 31st - Saturday June 6th $850
Confronting the vargaries of working directly from nature is one thing; making good subjective choices which lead to artistry is something else. During this week you will be introduced to methods and ways of looking which will help you with both. All levels welcome with the understanding that you bring a healthy mix of humility and patience.— Joe Paquet
Break Down of the Week
Day One: Lecture on the prismatic pallet.Discussion will include:
Framing out an effect of light
Structuring an underpainting
Working in close, clean value
How color is affected prismatically by the angle of the sun and prevailing atmoshperic conditions
Days Two, Three and Four: Field work (two studies per day) Frequent critiques throughout the day
Day Five: In StudioMorning: Group critique of field workAfternoon: Begin block-in from chosen field work
Day Six and Seven: Continued studio work to fully realize your studio painting.
To register download this registration form.
Have questions, call: (651) 224-2975
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This brief history was originally written by me and published on the Outdoorpainting.com website five years ago. I am happy to update and share it with a new audience.
Prior to the 19th Century, landscape painting was used as the basis for allegorical and narrative themes. The landscape was idealized. Jacob van Ruysdael and Claude Lorrain captured effects of perspective and atmosphere. However; their paintings were composed much like a set designer would create a backdrop for a theater production. For these artists, outdoor painting was confined to sketches or preliminary studies for reference.
Outdoor painting has a relatively short history when measured against the great span of art across the centuries. It was not until the early 1800’s that artists rejected the contrived landscapes of their predecessors and turned to nature for their inspiration. A small group of Englishmen, most notably John Constable and Joseph William Mallord Turner, first produced finished works directly from nature.
In 1824, John Constable’s paintings, “View on the Stour” (1819) and “The Hay Wain” (1821) were exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon, winning Gold Medals. These works had a profound influence on the course of landscape painting in the 19th century. In France, Jean Batiste Camille Corot also painted scenes foregoing romanticized views.
EARLY OUTDOOR MOVEMENTS
The Barbizon School1830 – 1870
Originating in France, their members included Theodore Rousseau, Constant Troyon and Claude Daubigny. Their paintings were consdidered crude and unfinshed by the standards of the day.
The Hudson River School 1830’s – 1900’s
In America, the expansion in the West beckoned artists to paint these new lands. Collectors were eager to see the wilds of America through their paintings. The first and most notable painters in the Hudson River School were Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand. Following in their footsteps were Frederick Edwin Church, Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt and William Keith.
I Macchiaioli 1850 - 1900
A group of painters in Tuscany. Influenced by the painters in France, they rejected the academic romanticism of the time and turned to modern life for inspiration--again working directly from nature. Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Fattori and Vincenzo Cabianca were some of the notables in this group.
The Impressionists 1860’s - 1903
American Impressionism1870’s – 1920’s
1920’s – 2000
20th Century outdoor painters had a unique opportunity to choose whatever style they felt best reflected their belief about painting. Many fine painters worked through the middle of the century in a Representational/ Impressionist style. Carl Rungius, Sir Alfred Munnings, Edgar Payne, Frank Benson, Edward Redfield and John Fabian Carlson are noteworthy.
Today’s Contemporary painters have discovered outdoor painting again. Building on the past, their commitment to works of quality have created a new Golden Age of painting.