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Plein air painting workshops for artists and students slated in February

By Staff | Nov 30, 2017

Morgan Samuel Price is an acclaimed artist with numerous awards for her paintings and accolades for her teaching approach that develops an “eye for perfection.”

LAHAINA – Maui Arts League has opened registration for two master artist workshops in February 2018 for artists and art students.

Art students in Hawaii often have to travel to the Mainland to receive high-level training like this, with one-on-one critique by professional artists.

Both workshops will be held in West Maui. Each workshop accommodates ten participants: amateur and professional artists and art students. Both workshops address the foundations of composition, design, drawing, perspective and mechanics.

Each workshop costs $400 plus tax and handling fee. Attendees supply their own materials. Registration and detailed information is available online at “http://www.mauipleinairpainting.org”>www.mauipleinairpainting.org (click on “workshops”).

“The Effects of Light and Color” with Leon Holmes from Perth, Australia, will be held Feb. 14-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Heading East” by Leon Holmes, a study in oil.

Holmes will teach three full days of lecture, demonstration and painting that will focus on using color to capture the experience of light and give your paintings a vibrant glow and sense of depth.

He aims to refine student habits that may be keeping them from progressing to the next level. It is an opportunity for any artist who wants a sound foundation in painting light.

Lectures and demonstrations will unravel color temperature, how angled light defines landscape and the color effects of creating distance, reflections and how to effectively use grays.

“Palms in Dappled Light with its Many Moods of Green” is set for Feb. 26-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morgan Samuel Price from Altamonte Springs, Florida, will lead students to solve an age-old challenge for painters: capturing massive foliage – Hawaii’s lush tropical landscapes, East Coast forests, giant sequoia on the West Coast, or Mid-West river valleys.

Price has the answers. Each day builds to the next – first, palms and their unique qualities in nature; then the many moods of the color green (and green pigments); and then how to portray dappled light in a closed landscape.

She gives each student personal critiques, and every day closes with a group critique where all students may learn from each other.