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Oct 07 2019 - Oct 09 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Oil and Acrylic Plein Air with Harold Frontz

All Levels
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This workshop is ideal for oil and acrylic painters of all levels who wish to try painting outdoors.  It will feature a simple approach that enables participants to quickly identify a suitable subject, accurately sketch in the essential shapes, create a strong value pattern, choose the appropriate colors, and quickly and efficiently apply the paint.  Artists will be introduced to traditional painting methods and then will apply these principles en Plein air with assistance from the instructor.  The workshop will also feature the Alla prima (from the Italian meaning first effort) painting process using a minimum of bold, confident brush strokes to create a “painterly” work of art in one sitting.  The results capture the moment and serve as a memento of an enjoyable outdoor painting experience or provide a valuable reference for a more finished studio painting.

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  • Harold Frontz

    Harold considers himself a contemporary impressionist painter with an interest in all themes including landscapes, seascapes, still life, and wild life subjects.  He has been strongly influenced by artists of the Massachusetts Cape Ann School and is privileged to have studied under such notable artists as Charles Movalli and Ted Goerschner.  He also received instruction in Plein air painting at the British Mounts Bay Art Centre in Newlyn, the birth place of outdoor painting in England.

    Harold has exhibited in numerous juried venues and teaches art workshops throughout the Eastern United States.  He has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Doctorate in Counseling, and has worked for over 30 years as a behavioral healthcare professional.

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