Cunningham Fine Art
VERMONT PLEIN AIR CLASS | August 24-26, 2021
Class size limited to 12 students.
The majority of this class will take place outdoors at the historic Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. this breathtaking 1400 acre, working farm, has no shortage of beautiful things to paint!
Whether you are a beginner or a painter with more experience, Shelburne Farms is the perfect place to delve into plein air painting. TJ Cunningham will begin each day with a presentation of his working process focused on the two challenges that he considers the biggest impediment to a successful landscape painting. First, how to create atmosphere, and second, how to sculpt the landscape so that the trees seem vertical while the surrounding landscape appears flat.
The attendees will also receive clear guidance on simplifying the landscape expressively. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.
The three landscape motifs the class will focus on are a vista/distant mountain scene, a tree, and architecture in the landscape. All proficiency levels are welcome.