Day and Night Paintings with Paul Keysar (1017PK)
October 17 – 19, 2016
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Plein Air and in the Studio
This workshop will deal with the problems artists face during the beginning, middle, and end stages of a landscape painting. Through demo and discussion, Artist and Instructor Paul Keysar will help participants develop a higher understanding of and gain a greater confidence in painting both the daytime and nighttime landscape. Students will work en plein air and through the aid of photographs in the classroom. We will cover topics such as, how to work with your materials, the use of drawing as a foundation in painting, color choices, and the importance of a good composition. We will address some of the common issues faced when painting from a photograph versus plein air and the difference in light during the day vs. night. Each session will include time for discussion and critique with each student receiving individual guidance as needed. This workshop is suitable for all levels of students working in oil. Recommended supply list will be provided.
Paul Keysar is known for his classic, representational oil paintings of landscapes, still life, and portraits. He has a passion for the land and is intrigued with the interaction of man and nature. “As an artist, I am continually observing life around me. I am fascinated by the effects of light, atmosphere, and weather. My goal is to show the beauty of the land and man’s dependence on it.”
Paul started his formal art training at the age of fourteen with lessons at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2000, he completed four years of fine arts education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In addition, his training included a year of study from 1997–1998 under nationally known portrait and landscape artist Carolyn Egeli of Valley Lee, Maryland. He has also studied the figure with Robert Liberace and Dan Thompson.
Paul Keysar is a national award-winning portrait, landscape, and still life artist from Charlotte, NC. His greatest artistic influences have been the art of Homer, Corot, and Constable, along with the contemporary work of Jacob Collins, Randall Exon, and many others. His painting “Jacob in Winter” was featured as the cover of Southwest Art Magazine’s December 2015 issue. He has participated in numerous solo and group shows, and his work is owned by collectors throughout the country. He is available to give demonstrations and lectures and offers private art lessons, classes, and workshops for beginners through advanced in drawing and painting.Paul currently resides Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children. Learn more about Paul by visiting: www.paulkeysar.com
He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and his work is owned by collectors throughout the country. He offers private art lessons, classes, and workshops for beginner through advanced students in drawing and painting.