Mastering How to Paint Water and Rocks en Plein Air
Instructor: Mike Hernandez
Medium: Gouache or Oil—Plein Air
Dates: 2023 TBD
Times: 9am — 4pm
Skill Level: Appropriate for all levels
A strong understanding of natural color and lighting is an important asset to any environment artist or fine art painter. Among the challenges of outdoor painting, water and rocks tend to be a couple of the most difficult subjects to paint. They need to come across as both effortless and convincing.
Mike Hernandez will be in Carmel, CA for a 3-day in-person gouache workshop. In this 3-day gouache workshop, he will cover the important fundamentals of composition design, color relationships, staging the light, atmospheric perspective, simplification, and shape design through the use of gouache (students are welcome to use oil or acrylic if desired). This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting and who would like to learn how to capture a rich sense of natural lighting and color into their artwork. You can choose any medium to paint with—Mike will be using gouache.
Each day will start with a painting demo by Mike followed by students painting on location. Monterey Peninsula locations to be determined.
Mike is a fine art plein air, painter, and has been a Visual Development Artist/Production Designer and Art Director at DreamWorks Animation. Some of his past projects include Sinbad, Spirit, Over The Hedge, Shrek 4, Puss In Boots, Bee Movie, Monsters Vs Aliens, and Turbo.
Register here for Mike’s waiting list to register for his next Plein Air Gouache Workshop.
We will email you when registration opens in early 2023.