The majority of this class will take place outdoors at the Maple Flower Farm in Bethel, Vermont. This breathtaking flower farm has no shortage of beautiful things to paint!
Whether you are a beginner or a painter with more experience, Maple Flower Farm is the perfect place to delve into plein air painting. Susannah Gravel will begin each day with a presentation of her working process focused on the two challenges that she considers the biggest impediment to a successful landscape painting. First, how to create atmosphere, and second, how to sculpt the landscape so that the trees seem vertical while the surrounding landscape appears flat.
The attendees will also receive clear guidance on simplifying the landscape expressively. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.
The three landscape motifs the class will focus on are a floral, a tree, and architecture in the landscape. All proficiency levels are welcome.