April 29 – May 2 / 4-Day Landscape Workshop / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT
Qiang Huang – “Landscape in Oil” and “I want to share the beauty of the world with you”
PRICE – $650
New Harmony Gallery / 507 Church Street / 812-682-3970
Medium: Demonstrations and instruction will be in oil. Oil is preferred but students may use other mediums
Level: Beginner to advanced.
All levels are welcome, but a previous experience in mixing color is necessary. Demonstrations and instruction will be in oil and it is suggested that students use this medium.
Qiang Huang will teach his step by step method of painting the landscape in oil. He will discuss how to choose and crop the photo. He will focus first on initial placement and geometry of the major features on the canvas; setting the values by designing the shadow and light patterns; adding the colors, modeling fine details, checking edges to sharpen or soften as needed; finally the consolidation phase adding final touches to complete the painting.
The typical workshop starts with Huang painting demonstration in the morning where he will demonstrate and discuss his step by step process for painting a landscape from photos. After lunch each student will start their own painting following the five step method demonstrated. Huang will work with each student individually to assist them understanding and utilizing his process. On the second day, Huang will again do a demonstration, but this time he will paint only the first step and stop. The students will also paint the first step on their canvases and stop; then Huang will paint the second step and stop. Each student follows along and paints their second step and stops; then the next three steps are done it the same fashion with Huang demonstrating each step and then stopping to let the students catch up on their own painting. The workshop will continue with demos in the morning and student paintings in the afternoon.