Painting Dramatic Landscapes

Submitted by Gary on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:24

March Fields

I'm really looking forward to teaching a workshop soon in Dubois, Wyoming. My topic will be Painting Dramatic Landscapes, a subject I can't wait to share with other artists. I've long held the belief that a successful painting contains one or more elements of drama which catch and hold a viewer's attention. Lately in preparation for the workshop I've collected my thoughts and discovered there's far more to talk about and demonstrate on the subject than I had realized. It will be a fun-filled three days of exploring the concepts and I hope everyone leaves feeling invigorated and able to see the design and execution of paintings in a new expressively dramatic light.


The workshop will be three full days, Friday to Sunday, July 18-20 at the fantastic Headwaters Art and Conference Center where Wind River Valley Artists' Guild will be concurrently holding their 65th Annual National Art Show. We'll have our own space for the workshop which will be held indoors so that we can focus on design and execution without the distraction of finding places to paint and the extra issues involved in plein air painting. Artists will be allowed to paint in whatever medium they are most comfortable or they can learn pastel which is how I will demonstrate each day. A material list is available by writing or calling me. The tuition is a very reasonable $275 for three days. For more information see the Workshops page or go directly to the registration form. From the contact page you can get in touch with me to learn more about what the class will cover.


Dubois is a scenic and historic town at the edge of the world famous Wind River Mountains and just over the ridge from the fabulous Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. The workshop is timed to coincide with the art show which you are welcome to enter. It isn't a juried show and there are numerous categories to consider entering based on age and medium as well as professional status in art. Awards are given in each category and you should definitely consider entering whether you are coming to the workshop or not. I look forward to seeing many of you there!


Painting a landscape is a

Painting a landscape is a great thing for me. I try to paint landscape but I do not find any specific landscape to paint.