Feb 25-Mar 1, 2019 Plein Air Workshop with Huihan Liu:Painting “Old Cortez”

Huihan Liu-Plein Air Painting Workshop / Painting “Old Cortez”

The Southern Atelier welcomes Master artist Huihan Liu!  His paintings are known as impressionistic realism and appear to be delightfully spontaneous. Join us in this five day work shop, as Huihan shares his knowledge, focusing on the plein air experience.  We plan on painting at the historic Cortez fishing village.  In four days, you will create several studies which will be used on the last day, in a studio setting. Huihan will guide you as you gather information for these field studies. You will learn how he develops his compositions and paintings that express a painterly energy.

Date: Feb 25-Mar.1st, 2019

Workshop Fee: $950

Cortez is one of the last remaining fishing villages on FL Gulf Cost. With its nature setting, it is an ideal place and inspire for plein painter to explore and to preserve the beauty of village.

Learn and proficiency in plein air painting skills from quick study on location to the studio painting in combination of studies and photo reference.


Class Plan:

Day One- Introduction of Plein Air Painting, study the moment of light and shadow, color atmosphere, be engaged work on each study at the limited time from 20-40 minutes. 6 of 8” x 10”.

Day Two- Topic: Color Temperature. 4 of 9” x 12”.

Day Three- Topic: Water Reflection, 4 of 9” x 12”

Day Four- Topic: Paint the Characteristic Cortez From Vantage Point. 2 of 11” x 14”.

Day Five-Topic: Studio painting From Studies on Location. Final Critic.

Color Pallet

Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridian.

Canvas / Panel

8” x 10”, 9” x 12”, 11” x 14” will be for outdoor painting.

14” x 18” will be for studio painting.