Landscape Painting: Inspired by Corot (4weeks/Outdoor)
Instructor: Trevor Young
Sundays, 2-5 pm EST
September 13 - October 4 (four weeks)
This outdoor landscape painting class will gather weekly at Fort Reno Park near Tenleytown metro and use the landscape paintings of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot as inspiration to paint contemporary versions of the unusual architectural structures, rolling hills, street views, and trees in the park. Channeling Corot’s impeccable sense of shape arrangement, understanding of harmony and balance, and crisp feeling of light and atmosphere, students will use acrylic paint to build layers and make corrections easily. However, those who wish to work with oil paint or watercolor are welcome to do so. Students will need a portable easel, and masks are required.
Who is this class for: It is recommended that students have some basic drawing experience, understanding of spatial concepts, and knowledge of paint handling before venturing into the landscape, although students of all levels are welcome and will be worked with at their level.
Image: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796 - 1875), The Eel Gatherers, 1860/1865, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen in memory of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.