PAINTING IN CAPE COD
A Full Dive in Landscape Painting | June 24-July 1
Like many of you, I’m sure, I keep in my basement an extensive collection of National Geographic magazines, that I almost never read anymore. Burt sometimes, flipping through their pages, I catch a glimpse of photos of places that trigger pleasant, nostalgic memories.One of these places is Cape Cod.
I first discovered Cape Cod in May 1991, visiting the beaches of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, going whale watching, hiking through the woods of the Audubon Sanctuary or trying my luck fishing for stripers and bluefish, and I was forever bound to this magical place.
Since then, I went back many times, and how could I not? Cape Cod is a paradise for artists; here we can find an infinity of subjects to paint or draw: beautiful beaches on the bay and ocean side, ponds with crystal clear fresh water, paths winding through aromatic pine forests, mesmerizing waves of sand dunes, and finally, the Ocean and the Sky.
Cape Cod has always attracted artists: the Hawthorne School of Art, located in Provincetown and founded in 1898, is the first school of outdoor figure painting in the US. Edward Hopper dedicated many timeless and haunting paintings to the Cape, Henry David Thoreau described the woods and the sea of Cape Cod when it was still almost pristine.
An inspiring, magical place
With this workshop, I invite you to follow in the tracks of the many great artists that found at the Cape their artistic inspiration. The participating artist will practice painting the many landscapes this place has to offer, using their favorite media: watercolor, oil, or drawing media.
Each day of the workshop is divided in two painting sessions
- one in the morning, from about 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM,
- one in the afternoon-evening, from about 4:00 Pm to 7:30 PM.
This schedule will permit us to avoid the hottest moment of the day, have a restoring lunch break and maybe spend some time relaxing on the beach. The workshop is open to all levels, as I will give each student specific advice, comments and training according to the level and needs of each student.
We will practice a variety of painting and drawing techniques, going over fundamentals as needed such as how to do washes in watercolor, paint wet on wet, wet on dry and everything in between, including dry brush and textural effects. For oil painting, we will learn how to obtain the proper paint consistency, block in the main areas of color over the initial composition, and to visualize the tonal and chromatic balance before starting to develop the painting in detail.
We will also be practicing drawing techniques to prepare compositional studies before starting to paint or to create finished works, using charcoal, graphite, crayons, but also pen and ink, markers, ballpoint pen.
Cost of the Workshop
The Workshop will be held during the week of June 24-July 1; the cost of the workshop is $1,000 and only includes the 6 days of instruction.
After you registered, I will send you an email message asking you to pay a $200 deposit, to book your spot.
Wellfleet will be the center of operations.
Each morning and afternoon we will meet at a designated location to paint and draw. These locations include the beaches on the bay or ocean side of Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown, the fresh water ponds, wooded areas in nature preserves.
The first painting session will be held on the afternoon of June 24, from 4 to 7:30 PM. This will be an informal session where we will get to know each other and discuss about details of the upcoming workshop. From June 25 to June 30 we will have 2 daily painting sessions: one from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and one from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Come to Cape Cod, for a week of painting with fellow artists, enjoy its restoring nature and timeless atmosphere and create new memories and new friends.