Please contact me about any of these workshops, to register or with any questions.
July 17 – 20
First Light – Last Light
Orientation July 16, from 6-8
From a hill view that looks far to the East and to the West, paint with friends at the beginning and ending of the day.
First light, last light.
The distant brought near, the complex made plain.
The obscure made clear, the vastness intimate.
In a rigorous routine yet relaxed air, meant to bring out your subtlest work.
A four-day workshop
Lightly guided by Jef Gunn.
A deeply inspiring place. And exciting idea. The same locale at different times of the day – beginning and ending :
lights and shadows from the East; lights and shadows from the West.
Not easy to do.
Light changes fast at the ends of the day.
When faced with fast-changing circumstances, you must become
and act quickly, trusting your sight, your training, your feeling.
Even your fumbles take place within a vast stillness.
When you miss that stillness, you’re laboring after something you think is real.
None of it is real.
You might get a painting.
It might not look like what you think of as a landscape painting.
This workshop is for experienced painters ready for a deep challenge.
Plein Air and the Dao of Seeing
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Cascade Head, Oregon Coast
August 24 - 27 (Mon - Fri)
Mingle and Muse meeting with Terry Louie and me on Friday August 21 at 4:30
Terry's class on Chinese Calligraphy and Tai Chi precedes mine and would be an excellent way to ready oneself for my class, which turns to landscape painting out in the open from the place of a stilled mind. As still and open and alert as we can muster. Unpredictable paintings. Not necessarily what one might expect from plein air painting.
only 2 spaces open at last check (May 4)
For a full description please visit the sitka website: