Fall Trees Near a Field
Pastel on Paper

Plein Air Workshop
Three Pines Gallery
Cross Village, MI
July 9th and 10th, 2018

Brown bag lunch, or purchase lunch at the Cross Village General Store

Plein Air Workshop
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Petoskey, MI
August 10th and 11th, 2018

Join Heidi Marshall for a two-day Plein Air Workshop that guides students through a disciplined but enjoyable process to create outdoor paintings! Heidi is an award-winning plein air artist who recently had a one-woman show at the University of Michigan. In this workshop, Heidi Marshall will do several demos and make a point of teaching value, process and technique. Painting “en plein air” is a French expression that literally translates into “painting in the open air.” It is an exhilarating and essential practice in learning to paint the landscape. A regular practice of outdoor painting provides countless benefits:

  • More accurate understanding and appreciation of value and color; light reads true.

  • A disciplined approach to accurate painting in a shorter timeframe.

  • A study of light in diverse situations.

  • Simplification of painting process that makes for strong and dynamic paintings.

  • A collaboration between artist and nature; an interchange that stimulates expression. Rather than being a strict imitation of nature, we will talk about a melding of the interior and exterior landscape.