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Abstracting the Landscape | Split Rock Cove

July 28 - July 30

2017 Split Rock abstracting

Abstracting the Landscape, a Fresh Point of View with Julie Houck

July 28 – 30, 2017

9am – 4pm each day

Traditional landscape painting adheres to the basic fundamentals of composition, light, perspective and form. However, the landscape can also be seen as a series of abstract relationships that comprise a cohesive whole. How does one see beyond a literal view to capture the intrinsic essence of a landscape? How does one interpret a scene in a new way?

Working en plein air and in the studio, using classical as well as direct painting techniques in oils, the workshop will emphasize how to create new relationships that suggest form and light versus merely rendering what one sees by incorporating the principles of abstraction. Previous painting experience necessary.

Maximum 8 students

Fee: $385.   Materials list will be supplied.

To register contact: go to www.26splitrockcove.com, call Sandy Weisman at 207-596-7624 or email sandy@26splitrockcove.com

Julie Houck comes to 26 Split Rock Cove from Hawaii. Classically, trained, Julie has been teaching art for 17 years. She studied at the Atelier of Classical Realism, the Academy of Fine Art in San Francisco, and in France at the L’Ecole Albert Defois with Ted Seth Jacobs. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Art Museum and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. A featured artist at the commemorative 2000 “Artists of Hawaii” exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Art, Julie’s work has been exhibited extensively in Hawaii, the mainland as well as in Europe. Julie is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii and International Plein Air Painters, and the American Impressionist Society.   You can learn more about Julie at www.juliehouck.com


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26 Split Rock Cove
South Thomaston, ME 04858 United States
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