Introduction to Landscape Painting - Sketch and Exploration (Early Session)
This workshop will introduce you to a process for painting scenes using a combination of on location drawings and photographic reference. We will explore a variety of picture making components: color, composition, the effects of light and apply these organically into the creation of a landscape painting. The aim of this session will be to provide you with the skills to distill what you see and use this in creating a painting that captures the essence of your location.
In this session we will:
- Discuss handouts on color, composition, and lighting with examples for each
- Sketch ideas and compositional studies on location
- Gather photographic reference for studio work
Paint color studies to capture the local color of the scene
William Low has been painting since his teen years, studying with Max Ginsberg and Irwin Greenberg. He has been using landscape and cityscape imagery and traditional techniques in his private commission work, children’s book illustrations, fine art painting, and public works projects. Low has a BFA from Parsons School of Design, MA from Syracuse University and he is a Professor at Fashion Institute of Technology NYC. His work has been displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art NY, the Museum of F.I.T. NYC, the Museum of the City of New York, Maritime Gallery-Mystic Ct., and Arts Students League NYC. He has designed postage stamps for USPS and has multiple works in the collection of Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong. Low has created works for the MTA Arts & Design program which can be seen in the Bronx NY and Deer Park Long Island.