When:
November 5, 2020 @ 9:00 pm – November 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
2020-11-05T21:00:00-07:00
2020-11-06T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
Taos, New Mexico
TBA
Cost:
290.00
Contact:
Mike Mahon
505-795-4639

Mastering the Landscape Workshop-Taos
with Mike Mahon in Oil and Pastel
As part of the National Juried Members Exhibition
of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
Includes Free Instructional Videos
November 5-6, 2020

On November 7 visit the opening of the
PAPNM National Juried Members Exhibition
at the Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

Members Registration – $290.00
Members-click here to log into PAPNM and register
Non-members Registration – $310
Join PAPNM here and get the Member price!
All registration closes October 29.

Questions & non-member registration – Contact Elizabeth Cooper at [email protected], or

The workshop is limited to 12, so sign up early!

Participants will receive in advance of the workshop exclusive access to the following 7 Tutorial Videos by Mike:

Mike Mahon in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mike Mahon paints in plein air.

• Aesthetic Categories-3 videos explaining and illustrating the 7 principles Mike utilizes in his painting

• Limited Oil Palette Preparation-3 videos demonstrating how Mike prepares his limited palette for plein air.

• Plein Air Painting Tips-1 video on how to crop, measure, plan and execute on location plein air paintings

• Plus a PDF warm up lesson on pastels for beginners.

The Aesthetic Categories video explains and illustrates the 7 principles Mike utilizes in his painting. These principles take the artist through the entire painting process from start to finish and is the source of Mike’s highly acclaimed painting and teaching success.

Taos Mountain Pasture by Mike Mahon

Taos Mountain by Mike Mahon

Throughout the workshop, you will discover how plein air painting will improve all of your artistic skills, especially your studio work. Your ability to judge values, colors, and perspective will greatly increase and you will learn how to edit what you paint to the most essential elements for the most successful painting. You will learn the joy and stress-relieving activity of painting in the great outdoors!

New Mexico’s quarantine restrictions have been lifted for the following states at this time:
Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming. Click here for upto date guidelines.

A Systematic Painting Process

You will also be introduced to Mike’s “DiVine Setup” ©, a 7-step systematic approach to painting based on classical principles of art which are logical, learnable, memorable. This systematic process will free you to be more spontaneous, while still in control of your painting. You will learn the necessary steps and the order in which they must be used to accomplish a good painting.

Mike will teach you how to see in “aesthetic categories”. The paintings and photos you do on location will serve as great source material for studio paintings when you return home. 

30 page workbook by Mike Mahon

30 page illustrated workbook

Each student will receive a comprehensive workbook that covers the material presented at the workshop.

There will be plenty of good deals at many Taos New Mexico hotels.

All outdoor locations will be easily accessible and only a few steps from your vehicle with nearby restroom facilities. Mike will be working your artistic muscles not your leg muscles.

Oil of Ghost Ranch, NM Mike Mahon

Ghost Ranch by Mike Mahon

Painting Northern New Mexico has always been one of Mike’s passions and there is no better location than Taos. His en plein air impressionism captures the unique qualities of of this time of year. Enjoy the unmatched scenic beauty, many art galleries/museums and the unique architecture of this renowned art colony.

If you have had little or no experience painting outdoors, painting what Mike paints after he paints it step-by-step will greatly increase your efficiency and confidence when we do go outside to paint.

Throughout this process, you will discover how plein air painting will improve all of your artistic skills, especially your studio work. Your ability to judge values, colors, and perspective will greatly increase and you will learn how to edit what you paint to the most essential elements for the most successful painting. You will learn the joy and stress-relieving activity of painting in the great outdoors!

Click here to log into PAPNM and register

Painting the Taos mountains in a Mike Mahon workshop

Plein Air Painting the Taos Mountain

Throughout this process, you will discover how plein air painting will improve all of your artistic skills, especially your studio work. Your ability to judge values, colors, and perspective will greatly increase and you will learn how to edit what you paint to the most essential elements for the most successful painting. You will learn the joy and stress-relieving activity of painting in the great outdoors! 

Click below to view Mike’s time-lapse video of a landscape painting demonstration with teaching comments done at Mike’s 2018 Taos workshop. This painting received an Award of Excellence at the 2019 MasterWorks of New Mexico Juried Exhibition. 

This painting video has been compressed to only 9 minutes, but it includes Mike’s audio commentary explaining his painting process, along with helpful painting tips. You may view the video whenever and as often as you like.

After seeing the video, click hereMikes Youtube channel to subscribe to Mike’s YouTube channel if you would like to see more videos as he produces them.

Your success is Mike’s goal!
“Success is where preparation meets opportunity.”
Painting en plein air is an exhilarating and pleasurable experience. However, it has unique challenges that can be overcome by proper preparation!

Testimonials

Plein Air Painting Workshops

     “…You are one of the hardest working artists I’ve ever known, bar none.
Not only did you spend every minute talking us through the fine points of scaling art to fit a canvas, but you did two paintings of your own AND spent time with each of us, from the oil neophyte to the more advanced oil painters in the group.
      All of us were most appreciative of your tact, attention to detail, and desire for us to do the best paintings we were capable of producing in 3 days…
     You don’t pull your punches. If a painting has elements that are not well done, you say so, and work with the artist to make improvements. I have been distressed in past workshops or in critique meetings when no real critique was provided, other than the false critique of gushy flattery…
     Thank you for your encouragement and your expertise. I greatly admire your painting AND teaching skills.” [capitalization emphasis is not mine]
Martha Wofford, Ph. D. Dalhart, TX
*****
     “Mike, you have a great teaching persona.  I think you have given me some great insights in to how my students feel!  And I think I’ve learned some good things to pass on to my students!
Deb Wheeler, art teacher, Andrews, TX
*****
     “Being a novice, the step-by-step process has given me a solid foundation on which to build any work in any medium that I may choose.  I have learned more this week than I have in all the other workshops I have taken this year – combined!”
Joy Russo, Hot Springs, Ark.
*****

Mastering the Landscape Workshop-
Plein Air Painting Taos Landscapes.

It doesn’t get better than this!

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