MAINE’S HISTORIC BELFAST
Sponsor: Coastal Maine Art Workshops
You’ll love this workshop in Belfast, a quirky, diverse and fun city at the head of Penobscot Bay, with both river and ocean vistas. It is a busy harbor with tugboats waiting along the quay, working boats and pleasure craft plying the water, all framed by a big bridge silhouette as background. We then spread out to nearby locations along the coast such as Bayside, a colorful Victorian surprise and former summer camp meeting community listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
I encourage sketchbook journaling to create memories of an area and often use those sketches as preparation for larger efforts. Although drawing ability comes first, my focus is on the art of picture making, composition and design, applicable in any medium. Demonstrations are in watercolor, but those using acrylics are welcome. Enjoy lots of painting time and personal assistance in the area needed.
For studio painters, this plein air workshop can serve as an introduction to working on location, while finishing touches may be added in our studio environment.
In the late afternoon join our sharing session, where, under the overhead mirror, we can explore just how to improve the day’s effort. Since artists are visually oriented, I give not just verbal suggestions, but often paint them on clear acetate placed over your painting. You may photograph the result and if desired, use it as a guide to complete the painting. Your actual work is never touched.
Tuition: 5 days $650.
Sponsored by Coastal Maine Art Workshops.
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