Scott Boyle 3 Day Plein Air Workshop

May 8 - 10, 2017

Florence Thomas Art School

West Jefferson, North Carolina


Scott demonstrates painting greens in bright sunlight

This will be a 3 day plein air workshop consisting of brief lectures, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities.  The focus of Scott’s workshop will be to simplify your painting process.  You will learn the exercises to improve the fundamentals: drawing, composition, values, and color to create stronger paintings.   

We are planning for a small group of 8-12 students which allows Scott to personally help each artist regardless of their skill level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced).  You may need help finding a scene to paint, setting up equipment, drawing, composing, mixing colors, creating softer edges, finding color harmony, or painting faster outside. Whatever your artistic goals, Scott will help each student with their individual needs.

The workshop is designed for oil painting.  If you have never painted in oils, this will be a good workshop to begin.  Other mediums are welcome, though the workshop will be most helpful for artists working in oils.

Outdoor painting locations will be a short drive from the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. If the weather is adverse we will paint indoors with reference materials.  


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