Posts by Rich


Light, color and composition En Plein Air with Mike Hernandez Mike will cover the essential fundamentals of composition, color relationships, lighting, atmospheric perspective, simplification, and shape design through the use of gouache and oil paints. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting plein air and who would like to learn how to capture a sense of natural and or stylized lighting/color into their works....

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June 2022 Artist Spotlight — Calvin Liang Calvin Liang is joining Carmel Visual Arts to lead a plein air painting workshop along the Monterey Peninsula Oct 12–14, 2022 (Wed–Fri). He talked about his process with our Director, Rich Brimer. Read the highlights below. Calvin Liang became fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and transformed himself into a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Now his well-known...

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Carmel Visual Arts: David, we are excited to welcome you back for another California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop with Carmel Visual Arts. This time we will be exploring embellishing these vibrant portraits with fun and experimental techniques you will be showing us. Since we were not able to host a workshop with you in 2020, we are excited to catch up with you in this new Q&A format. We have a few questions that...

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The Monterey County coast is for sure one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. It has always been a huge inspiration for artists of all kinds. As Carmel Visual Arts wades through the ramifications of the past year’s global pandemic, we look forward to continuing our presence with the upcoming workshops along the coast and into Carmel Valley. I have always been a supporter of collaboration. There are so many artists and art...

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