Plein Air Workshop by Richard Gallego

| Entertainment | May 30, 2019

Richard Gallego will conduct a plein air workshop on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Whitney Canyon Natural Area. The Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) will be presenting this workshop.

This plein air painting class will focus on identifying big simple shapes and building impactful compositions. Gallego will work with each participant to improve their skill level and help them to see the many different compositions available in each scene.

The class will cover how to properly load the brush and paint application techniques, to the proper treatment of edges, temperature shifts, textural elements, and the importance of accurate value assessment.

Further, Gallego will teach how to quickly establish a composition based on a pattern of light and dark shapes. These are the basics of plein air painting, but he likes to go deeper.

“I’ll explain the importance of rhythm, the use of fractals, and give you tools to help imbue your work with emotion,” said Gallego. “I’ll explain the connection to painting has to music and why one should listen to their brush strokes. If this sounds intriguing, this is the workshop for you.”


Gallego is an award-winning plein air painter and a much sought after workshop instructor and demonstrator who created instructional videos and serves as an Artist Mentor at OpenStudioOnline.com. He was a member of the faculty at PACE 2018, the Plein Air Convention and Expo in Santa Fe, N.M.

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