Mar 5, 2010
IF VAN GOGH PAINTED THE HILL COUNTRY
The Majestic Ranch
Workshop by Thom Evans
May 20th - 22nd 2010
What if Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890) had come to the Texas Hill Country? How would his paintings have differed from those he painted in the south of France? Well there are differences in the locales, but in many ways they are very similar.
They mimic each other in the rolling hills, rivers and streams, vineyards, small towns and villages, great trees with character, farmland and climate. He may have added a cowboy hat or two to his figures, but I think all in all old Vincent would have had a good life and much success in Texas.
I personally do not paint like or copy the style of Van Gogh, but as an artist, one can learn many great techniques from his work that might help to improve personal style and color composition.
I am sure any artist at any level would enjoy this class, whether you are an oil or acrylic painter.
This class will consist of both classroom and location work. If you do not have a french easel box for plein air painting, we can make one available for you. I might suggest that a canvas of 11x14 or smaller is best for location work, since any wind blowing would create a challenge.
The Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation is located in Boerne, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country just 25 minutes north of San Antonio, on a scenic 525 acre ranch. Since 1989, students from San Antonio, Bandera, Kerrville, Boerne, Comfort and surrounding towns in the Texas Hill Country have benefited from exposure to visiting artists and professors through the residency program at the ranch. In 2006, programs were expanded to include a variety of enrichment programs for community participation.
543 Highway 46 West, Boerne, Texas 78006