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Interview


A talk with Karl Dempwolf We are very excited to have Karl Dempwolf return once again, as one of our favorite artists and workshop instructors in October 2023. Karl will be taking the class to Point Lobos State Reserve among other favorite coastal locations, in what will likely be his final group workshop, because Karl plans to spend the rest of his life painting, not teaching. I talked to Karl about what he was currently working on...

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It’s not about painting with gouache because your bushes are going to turn out better. Because this class is more specific to foliage. Trees and foliage is what this particular workshop is about. But it’s not as if gouache makes it easier to do it. It’s just more of a matter of I—as an artist—like teaching in gouache. It’s my preference. But you can do it in pastel. You can apply the knowledge of whatever it is I’m teaching in that class.

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Aaron Schuerr approaches painting like a sportsman. He lives full-time in Livingston, Montana, located in southwestern Montana, on the Yellowstone River. He travels around the world finding the most inspiring locations to paint. An avid climber and hiker, he finds himself in some challenging locations with some inspiring views.

In June, 2023 Aaron returns to the Monterey Peninsula to lead another exciting painting workshop. We spoke to Aaron to find out more about his work. Below is the entire interview so you can find out more about him…

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Kapalua Bay, by Dave Santillanes Lanai Emerges, by Dave Santillanes El Matador State Beach, by Dave Santillanes Dave Santillanes is an award-winning artist who will be in Carmel, CA leading a workshop June 2–4, 2023. More about that at https://www.carmelvisualarts.com/dave-santillanes/ — In preparation for his upcoming plein air workshop, we wanted to ask him to share a few thoughts about his work. Q: How would you define your style...

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June 2022 Artist Spotlight — Calvin Liang Calvin Liang joins Carmel Visual Arts each year to lead a plein air painting workshop. 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 sailboats crashing through waves, to the rocky California...

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