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Image: Autumn Colors a workshop at the Taos Art School

Instructor: TBA

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Intermediate. Bring your own materials.
12 participant limit
Materials list available at registration

This plein-air oil painting workshop
is focused on the Splendor
of the Fall Colors
in Northern New Mexico

Sure, you'll be learning many techniques
and getting lots of individual attention
to improve your painting.
But, most important is the Inspiration
of this magnificent landscape at this time of year.
Each day we will travel to a new location
where we will paint all day!
(with breaks for Lunch and personal hygiene)

Image: Classic Trucks in the Landscape Painting Class Workshop Clarence Medina
Painting by Paul Murray
    1. The mighty Rio Grande River, starting in Southern Colorado, is reaching its full potential as it surges through the Deep Canyons around Taos. A morning looking across a high mountain meadow bordered with golden aspens, blue spruce, and tall pines. Followed by a mid-day break to visit galleries, museums, historical sites, or shopping. Then a late afternoon session overlooking the Rio Grande gorge as it snakes across the high plains towards Colorado, flanked by the Sangre de Christo Mountains under a huge dramatic sky as the sun sinks into the west.
    2. There is a Beautiful little Church where Georgia O'Keeffe painted several of her famous Crosses. No longer in use, the grounds are not open to the public, but we have special permission for our group to be here one day. Golden Cottonwoods are set off against the ancient curves of the adobe walls.
    3. The Fertile Valleys around Taos, nestled deep within rugged hillsides, nurture a patchwork of Fields, Orchards, and sheep pastures watered by nearby mountains. We will set up on the rim overlooking this idyllic scene from a bygone era.
    4. There is a nearby Clear Mountain Lake with stunning Golden Cottonwoods reflected in its smooth surface and Pine covered mountains in the distance.
    5. A wonderful Adobe Home and Studio in the Taos valley that has a beautiful walled garden with 2 arched entry gates and views of the Taos mountains to the north and the Picuris mountains to the south.
    6. Northern New Mexico featured the very first vineyards in North America. We will visit and paint in one of these vineyards tucked in a Mountain valley near a tributary to the Rio Grande.

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We will cover:

    • The basics of Line, Light, Value, Color, Edges, Patterns, & Perspective
    • Primary colors and white enable us to understand how color really works.
    • How to paint outdoors
    • Daily Demonstrations and Critiques.


    Feel free to Call us for more information about this workshop.
    We love to chat about our classes.

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P.O. BOX 2588, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, 87571
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