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Syllabus Plein Air Intermediate Workshop

The Plein Air IntermediateWorkshop

This Three Day Intermediate Workshop with Stefan Baumann will impact the way you paint forever!

This Intermediate Plein Air Workshop is designed for artists who want to learn at a faster pace, to learn more advanced techniques, skills, and acquire a thorough understanding of how to paint en plein air like a Master. In this Workshop we will look at concepts through different methods of seeing, applying paint and we will focus on completing all the paintings with Alla Prima painting methods with the goal of signing your paintings on location. In addition, Stefan Baumann will provide answers to your individual questions you may have about painting in general and also, the plein air paintings that you paint on location. The focus is on understanding the theoretical and practical principles of painting.

Stefan Baumann’s workshops provide direct access to your inner creativity you will leave with a real understanding of how the process of Plein Air painting works along with the awareness of what you are capable of painting in and out of the studio. While the Basic and Intermediate Workshops are complete in themselves, Baumann’s workshops are designed so that each builds on and enriches the others. His goal is to equip you to redefine and accomplish what is possible in your ability to paint and create art of your own design during the three day workshop. Stefan will personally coach you as you implement proven strategies and tools that he has developed over the years that he has been painting en plein air at various locations and environmental conditions. You will achieve the results you want and deserve faster than you may have ever imagined possible!

Participants have reported that this Intermediate Workshop has made a profound and lasting difference in the way they create and paint on location.

Some of the major positive results are:
Increased confidence in the way they apply paint
Increased productivity and faster painting time
Increased enjoyment when painting on location
Over all pleasure and positivity when painting \ in and out of the studio has increased

Stefan Baumann’s workshops are designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your painting and your art. You’ll experience a new and unique kind of confidence, effectiveness, and freedom to be at ease when painting on location.

Beginning Steps for Intermediate Plein Air Painting
A. Start with a Powerful and Playful Attitude
B. Cover the canvas and Apply “Paint Notes”
C. Draw with Brush, Correct and Refine
D. The finale ~ “Capturing the Inspiration”

Highlighted Topics for Discussion:

1. Supplies for Painting Plein Air
2. What is a Limited Palette
3. The Basics of Mixing Color
4. Local Color ~ What, When, Where, and Why?
5. Relationships of Color, Relative Color and Value
6. Isolating Color
7. Harmony, Mixing Grays
8. Basic Compositions using Notan Sketches
9. Simplifying and Chunking In Your Compositions
10. Negative and Positive Shapes
11. Focus: Value, Form, and Substance
12. Transitions
14. Aerial Perspective
15. The Principles of Plein Air Painting (Recap)

16. Painting Natural looking Trees
17. Advanced Compositional Ideas
18. Working with Light and Shadow patterns
19. Creating the Moment
20. Color Keying your Painting
21. Balance using Shapes, Color and Value
22. Arranging Elements
23. Refine and Modify
24. Nocturne paintings
25. Painting Sky
26. Temperatures, using warm and cool temperatures
27. Painting Water



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