724 - Fall Oak

Landscape Painting | A Simplified Approach

$200.00

4 weeks
Wednesday evenings, September 12-October 3
6-9 pm
Instructor:  Dave Salerno

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4 weeks
Wednesday evenings, September 12-October 3
6-9 pm
Instructor:  Dave Salerno

Does painting a landscape seem overwhelming?  There are so many different things to draw and paint in a typical landscape.  One approach is to separate these components, to learn more efficiently how to paint them.  This class will teach students how to isolate and focus on key components in landscapes without trying to paint everything at once.   The first session will be devoted exclusively to trees, one of the major elements in most landscapes. The session will cover deciduous trees, evergreens, trees in winter, and trees in groups, tree trunks, branches, etc.  Subsequent sessions will cover skies and clouds, rocks, grass, and mountains.  Participants will work from photos, with the intent to improve their skills at painting each of these individual elements.

Each week the instructor will discuss and demonstrate techniques to paint the landscape element for that session.  The participants will make one or more oil studies. Skills obtained can then be used at home to make more complete paintings.

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About the instructor:
David Michael Salerno is a representational oil painter with interest in landscape (including plein air), still-life, figurative and portrait painting.  Noticing his interest in drawing as a young boy, his artist mother bought him an instructional drawing set.  David painted throughout his life, even during his years as a practicing cardiologist.  In Minneapolis, he attended the Atelier Lack, where he obtained a foundation in classical drawing and painting.  Upon retiring from his medical career, David has focused on his passion for painting.

David has a keen interest in the technology of oil painting.  He takes pride in utilizing proven techniques and products to ensure strong and stable paint layers that result in a quality archival painting.

He is a member of several national oil painting organizations, including the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Portrait Society, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS).  He has achieved the designation of Signature Artist in NOAPS.