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Plein Air Painting Foundations

Before you head out on a plein air adventure, make you sure brush up on your compositional skills with Ellie. Start with the key to every solid composition: contrast. Then use lines to create value shapes and allow the eye to move through your painting. Launch into deep studies of color, achieving more with a limited palette, and how light and shadows effect color temperature. And finally, we discuss form and edges to make more believable subjects and put you in the mind of a sculptor. ( 5+ hours)
  • Ellie Wilson

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Ellie Wilson

Ellie's life as an artist started at a young age and the path to her art career seemed to have happened effortlessly. She was born and raised in the Wasatch Mountains, which instilled in her a passion for nature and beauty. The first time Ellie went Plein Air painting with the mountains surrounding her and a brush in hand she was hooked, and decided to specialize in landscape painting. When she graduated with a BFA, she sold out her solo show and launched into her career as a professional artist. Since then she have been painting tirelessly, working to master a variety of scenes in over 6 states and 18 countries around the world. 

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