When:
September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018-09-29T09:00:00-06:00
2018-09-29T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
EXPO New Mexico
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87506
USA
Contact:
Mike Mahon
505-795-4639

Artisan Materials EXPO

Artisan Materials EXPO 2018
September 28-30, 2018
Buffalo Thunder Resort • Santa Fe, NM

Mike Mahon will teach
“Mastering the Painting Process”

Class & Oil Painting Demonstration
$85.00
September 29, Saturday 9-12pm
Click here to register at Artisan

Be prepared for an intense learning experience at the Artisan Expo 2018. Mike teaches a process rather than a technique, and students consistently rave over their results. This workshop is beginner & intermediate friendly, but because of his unique and thorough presentation of classic painting principles, it will be challenging even for experienced painters.

The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation, Landscape oil painting demonstration and a complimentary workbook valued at $75.00. Mike will video his painting demonstration and opening lecture concerning the aesthetic categories, which are necessary to every good painting, and make his videos available to every student.

Mike’s emphasis at this art supply trade show will be on how to Master the Painting Process utilizing his unique step-by-step painting process. This process allows the artist to better select the scenes to paint and self critique his/her process during the painting. Mike’s demonstration will focus on how to maintain control and achieve the spontaneity for which he is famous. Mike is one of those rare artists that can speak while he paints describing what he is doing and why. He will describe his  Aesthetic Categories critiquing technique which is described in the free workbook that will be provided at the Artisan Santa fe Expo!

Click here to register for Mike’s Saturday morning 9 – 12 workshop.

Please call or email Mike if you have questions – [email protected], 505-795-4639

Oil Painting Truchas Highlife Landscape Oil

“Truchas Highlife”

A Systematic Painting Process

Mike’s emphasis at this morning workshop will be on how to think in “Aesthetic Categories™” and to utilize his unique step-by-step painting process. Mastering the Aesthetic Categories allows an artist to better select the scenes to paint and to self critique his/her process during the painting.

Is this true for you?

Do you regularly start a painting and then quickly feel lost?

Do you get to that stage when the painting looks nothing like you envisioned?

“Lovers in Autumn”

Does the whole painting process seem frustrating too often?

Is it only the very last minutes of the painting that you are really enjoying yourself, if then?

Do you struggle with knowing how to analyze or critique your own work so that you know how to fix problems?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re likely to burn out or give up painting for long periods of time.

Until he developed his systematic approach to painting, Mike also had these same struggles. Learning how to see and think in Aesthetic Categories™ along with Mike’s step-by-step painting procedure can revolutionize your painting experience.

Although you will learn oil painting techniques, the goal of this workshop is to help you reach your true potential as an artist. It is only as you develop control over the painting process that you are able to experience spontaneity and looseness. The best painters know that you cannot depend on tricks or techniques, but must have a broad understanding about the process and principles of painting.

Villanueva Ridge Oil 24x36

“Villanueva Ridge”

Mike will not only teach the steps he uses, but will teach the precise order. If something doesn’t seem to be going right in a painting, you can usually retrace your steps to see where you got out of the correct sequence or poorly executed a step.

The beauty of this process is that you should be able to determine if the painting is going to be a success before you even begin or at least in the early stage of your painting. Imagine how much more enjoyable your painting experience would be if from the beginning you could be confident of success! 

Judging a scene before you paint.

Oli Painting "Living Breathing Waters"

“Living and Breathing Waters”

If you are considering several photos or or any kind of plein air painting, you can make your decision based on Mike’s seven point system. If among the scenes you like, one is scored a 3 and the other a 5, you simply paint the one with the higher score.

Mike’s system is easy to remember, understand, and apply. 

Click here to register for Mike’s Saturday morning 9 – 12 workshop.

You can view some of Mike’s oil and pastel painting tutorials on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzDk_VCOpwU_4W3y6ud4nzA

Mike Mahon – Santa Fe, NM

Mike Mahon

Mike has a flair for color, and a mastery of drawing and design. He has been a professional artist for over 50 years and is a signature member of the following national and state art organizations: Pastel Society of America (PSA), Pastel Society of New Mexico (PSNM), American Plains Artists (APA) and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM).

Passionately invested in virtually every area of the visual arts throughout his career, Mike is also the inventor of a revolutionary pastel management & plein air painting system, Mike Mahon’’s Pastel Porter™.

He was featured in the 2004 North Light Books’’ publication, 100 Ways to Paint Portraits and Figures. Mike has been honored with many first place and Best of Show awards for his work over the years including a Best of Show at the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 2014 Santa Fe Paint Out and 3rd Place at the 2015 Paint Out.

Artisan Materials EXPO 2018
September 28-30, 2018
Buffalo Thunder Resort • Santa Fe, NM

“Mastering the Painting Process”

Class & Oil Painting Demonstration
$85.00
September 29, Saturday 9-12pm
Click here to register at Artisan

 

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