Workshops set for Great Plein Air Paint-Out

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

A signature member of both LPAPA and ASMA plus an artist member of the CAC, LaRock has won numerous awards for his painting excellence; the Easton Plein Air event in Maryland, the Newport Bay Naturalist Mural Competition in California, the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Show in Georgia.  Greg has been juried into four of the Oil Painters of America national shows, awarded a “Jury’s Top 50” at the Greenhouse Gallery’s Salon International twice, and was an invited artist five times to LPAPA’s annual Plein Air Invitational.  

"Making it look realistic, yet having a completely loose, painterly feel is my ultimate goal in a successful painting," he said.

LaRockwill present a "Guiding The Eye" workshop focusing on the basics of plein air painting, with emphasis on guiding the eye around in a painting.  Instruction is suited to advanced beginner and up, and is designed for the oil painter who wishes to take their paintings to the next level. Objectives relating to organizing elements, maintaining and supporting a focal point; achieving depth and atmosphere; understanding the importance of large masses; the importance of edges; color temperature and values; and how to take a 3-dimensional landscape and turn it into a 2-dimensional painting.

Individual instruction will be available, and a list of supplies and objectives can be obtained by writing to

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