Vivid Tours presents special guest tutor Hobie Porter for a 3-day landscape painting workshop in the Byron Bay hinterland. Hobie will focus on a structured & layered oil painting process in distinct stages from beginning to end. You will explore colour and tonal analysis and gain a deeper understanding of landscape painting techniques.
In addition to learning these masterful techniques, you will be guided in the process of investigating the importance of place when painting a landscape. Through the exercise of observation and critical investigation, you are invited to deepen your connection with place.
“It is the connections that one forms between self and environment that enriches the landscape painting experience. Painting can open up a personal dialogue between self and country. The transaction that takes place embeds itself into our lives and a successful painting reminds us of that engagement”. Hobie Porter
Hobie has mastered the technical skills of oil painting and is a highly adept teacher. He is the ideal instructor for those wanting to achieve realism using oils and refine their skills, taking their practice to a new level. Hobie is a well-regarded Australian contemporary landscape painter, exhibiting since 2004. He is represented by ArtHouse Gallery, Sydney.
Your accommodation is double or twin share in a quaint refurbished farmhouse overlooking green pastures with the hinterland as your backdrop. Situated within a picturesque 100 acre farm just 3 kms drive from the beautiful village of Bangalow. The outdoor covered veranda is the ideal location to paint, conveniently positioned to maximise best light and perfect aspect to paint your surrounds. An easy 5 minute stroll from the house is a flowing river, where you will find inviting shady areas to sit and enjoy the bush setting. The house is a perfect getaway for a summer stay with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, plantation shutters and Foxtel entertainment. Bangalow is an easy 20 minute drive to Byron Bay beaches, cafes, boutiques stores and restaurants.
Preferred Medium: Oil on canvas
Venue: Bangalow- private retreat
Dates: November 25th – 27th 2016
Non residential: $595 three day workshop including catering
Residential: $1,050 includes 3 nights accommodation, single or double with, catering & return courier of your painting to your residence for interstate guests
Contact Simha Koether
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