Plein Air Painting with Scott Boyle 2-Day WorkshopBy Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
WhenAug 16th 2021 - Aug 17th, 2021
Monday, August 16 – Tuesday, August 17, 2021
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PRICE: $198/BRAHM members; $210/non members
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
This will be a 2-day plein air workshop with well known plein air artist and teacher Scott Boyle, hosted by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in the beautiful Mountains of North Carolina. The workshop will serve as a prelude to the Plein Air Festival held later in the week in quaint downtown Blowing Rock. The focus of Scott’s workshop will be lightening your load and to simplify your painting process. Attendees will learn exercises that can help to improve their fundamentals of drawing, composition, values (light/shadow), and color creating stronger outdoor paintings. This class will be beneficial to beginner and intermediate students.
The class will be a small group learning experience of 8-12 students which will allow Scott to personally help each artist regardless of their skill level. You may need help finding a scene to paint, setting up equipment, drawing, composing, mixing colors, creating softer edges, finding color harmony, or painting faster outside. Scott will work hard to help each student with their individual needs.
This workshop would be most helpful for oil painters, although other mediums are welcome. No plein air experience is necessary.
The class will begin at The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum for a short lecture and then we will paint outdoors near the museum.
Participating in this class automatically gains you entry into the 2021 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival as a participating artist. You will check in Wednesday afternoon at BRAHM if you wish to participate. More information at www.BlowingRockPleinAir.org
Monday, August 16th, 2021 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM *meet at BRAHM Education Center
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Born a dreamer, Scott Boyle has always been fascinated by the view outside and the world of possibilities. At an early age Scott was noticed to have unusual drawing abilities. Growing up in Indiana, his parents furnished him art lessons, receiving weekly instruction for 10 years with well-known Brown County artists. While art would seem to be the logical path for Scott, he always had one eye on the sky with an interest in airplanes. At the age of 17 he took his first flying lesson to check out the view from above. Totally captured by that experience, he switched paths to become an airline pilot. Though after moving to North Carolina in the 1990’s Scott began painting again. One of the greatest renaissances to his art has been the discovery of painting outdoors, known today as plein air painting. For many years now Scott has been an influence in North Carolina for promoting plein air painting among artists, organizing events and teaching workshops.
Today Scott’s focus is to share the incredible beauty he discovers while exploring the Southern Appalachians with small plein air pieces and larger studio works.
Scott, and his wife Esther, live in rural Gaston County of North Carolina.
I consider myself a visual explorer of the effects of light upon our world. There is no better way of doing this than for an artist to take his or her paints outdoors to study these fleeting effects of light upon the landscape. This approach to study nature has kept me captivated for years and I am not sure I will ever get over it. This is the energy and inspiration that I transfer to my larger studio paintings. I would call myself a realist and impressionist. I want to create a painting that captures the essence of the scene with the feeling of that day with its weather, light, and mood, with a particular focus on North Carolina and its mountains.
159 Ginny Stevens Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA