Mike Hernandez—Gouache Workshops

We are offering two workshops with Mike Hernandez in 2022. First, we have a ZOOM workshop in June. This will be followed up with an in-person plein air workshop in October that will be held along the coast near Carmel, CA. Although, both workshops have the same subject — Mastering Painting Rocks and Water—Some students may choose to attend both. There are separate registration pages for each class. Below are the details.

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.

In each workshop, Mike Hernandez will share his methods for tackling complex water and rock painting using gouache. Through demo and lecture, he will show you how to address every aspect of your work, from value, composition design, shape and color hierarchies, paint texture, brushwork, and more. These are great workshops for anyone interested in painting and who would like to learn how to capture a rich sense of natural lighting and color into their artworks.

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.

Mastering How to Paint Water and Rocks
June 24, 25, 2022 (Fri/Sat)


Mastering How to Paint Water and Rocks
En Plein Air
Oct 2–4, 2022 (Sun/Mon/Tue)

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