Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Plein Air with Kim Casebeer...

Having the opportunity to study with skilled pastel and oil landscape artists
from out of state is irresistible to me. 
So having the chance to learn more about color and light in the landscape with
Kim Casebeer was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up.
This workshop was at Mary Weil's studio in Dundee, Oregon.
 Rather than working in the studio, we spent the time together
 working plein air, or outdoors on location.




Day 1 - In the morning,
 Kim did a demo in pastel along the shore of Mary's pond, just outside the studio.


In the afternoon we headed out to a local property with lovely views of Yamhill County.


The challenge was editing all the information,
 and working on getting many layers of landscape into the composition!




Day 2 - We had a beautiful morning view from Mary's deck.
Kim did a demo in oil to help us learn to overlap shapes to get a better sense of distance.



I took it on, but felt very challenged!


Later in the afternoon, we went to Winters Hill Winery for another adventure!


I chose a shady spot, and found a view that spoke to me.



Kim painted the hazy vista in view from under the shade of the tree.


The morning of Day 3, we were back at Mary's studio.


The scene overlooking the pond was calling to me.
I had done a quick sketch of this spot the first morning of the workshop, 
so having a chance to come back and paint it was just right!
I warmed up with a charcoal sketch,


then I moved into the piece by doing an underpainting before jumping in with my pastels.



Thank you Mary Weil, for hosting this workshop!




An thank you Kim Casebeer, for coming to Oregon to teach us about
design, perspective, value, color and composition!




To see more of Kim's art

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