Workshop with Paul Oman October 13-14, 2023

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2023
9:00 to 4:00 CST each day

COST: $220.00 for NorthStar members / $240.00 for non-members
LIMIT: 25 students
DEADLINE for registration: Sept 29, 2023

To Register:

Learn to see and paint the landscapes of Minnesota in this two-day watercolor workshop with Paul Oman, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and a live audience large-scale performance painter. Landscapes are Paul’s first love, especially the landscapes of the Upper Midwest with their many moods and possibilities. He says, “Painting landscapes can be challenging in that they can feel empty, lacking interest, or lacking a strong focal point. What looked good in a photo is often lacking in a painting. How do we deal with this? We will explore this challenge through demonstrations and practice. I will show you ways to overcome these issues.”

You will learn approaches to:

— Understanding edges
— Simplifying shapes
— Seeing relationships of lines and shapes
— Designing and rearranging your reference to command viewer interest
— Creating drama
— Amplifying mood
— Understanding values and their application
— Manipulating value patterns beyond what you see/your reference material shows
— Painting light and shadow
— Using color for emotional expression
— Gaining confidence to rapidly expand your ability within your own style

Paul’s easy way of presentation and demonstrating will allow you to further explore your current level of familiarity in painting and take next steps to challenge and grow your vision to see new possibilities.

Bring reference photos of your own to the workshop. Take photos on your phone or iPad of landscapes that grab your interest.