Roger Dale Brown Workshop
3-day workshop | June 26-28, 2020
This class will focus on using plein-air sketches, drawings or photographs to create large studio pieces. While maintaining the freshness and mood of your plein-air paintings, you will discover the advantages that the time, and the use of techniques when painting in the studio provide. Roger will share some of his techniques, as well as focus on tonality, value, simplifying, how to use color correctly, and compositions.
Friday, June 26 | 9 am-5 pm, 45-minute lunch, inside studio
Saturday, June 27 | 9 am – 5 pm, 45-minute lunch
Sunday, June 28 | 9 am – 5 pm, 45-minute lunch
Cost: $550 per student
Roger Dale Brown grew up in Tennessee, exploring the woods, creeks and fields around his Nashville home, a passionate observer of every aspect of nature since early childhood. He has made it his life’s work to connect deeply to places around the world, incorporating knowledge of their nature, history, architecture and culture in his creative process, and reflecting that knowledge in his painting and writing.
Not having the advantage of a formal art education, Roger educated himself. He spent countless hours studying historical artists such as John Carlson, Arthur Streeton, Isaac Levitan and John Singer Sargent and concentrated his study with master teachers over the years. Roger has developed his own style, which draws deeply from the Impressionist view that painting from life is essential.
Roger has a deep commitment to passing on his knowledge of the artistic process to his students. His self-directed education has given Roger a unique ability to recognize a student’s struggles and an ability to guide the learning process in clear and understandable ways. A celebrated teacher, he has led close to 100 workshops from Maine to Montana in the United States, and abroad in Ecuador, Italy and Scotland. His teaching includes live demonstrations as well as on-location, figurative, studio and still-life classes.
Roger has been honored to serve as juror for art and plein air competitions for Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and others across the country. When not traveling to paint or teach, he lives with his artist wife and two dogs in Franklin, Tennessee, and teaches in his home studio.
“To capture the essence of a scene and make viewers feel they can step
into a different day and understand its mood and beauty is my goal.”
Workshops…My goal as an artist is to enable a viewer to feel the emotion and sensation that I felt when I first laid my eyes on the scene. I want the viewer to step into my paintings and enjoy, not only the story and the scene itself, but the subtle nuances, color harmonies, expressive brush strokes and lyrical edge work.
Being on location and studying nature often is the channel that has helped me to advance my work. It is where I learned to see as an artist. When I take a sketch or painting I did on location, into the studio, I enjoy the time to further develop my ideas from the field into a developed painting. The studio gives me time to create, accentuate and develop techniques that takes the scene to another level. It is very gratifying when I teach students this concept and see them grow in their journey as an artist and advance their own work.
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