Using Color Studies & Photos for Bigger, Better Landscapes


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Beginner-Advanced: Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday & Sunday, May 11-12; 9:00am-4:00pm (1/2 hr lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $200; Non-members: $230

Following up on Lynn’s successful workshop on painting big, bold landscapes, she will now help you explore the use of plein air color studies (weather permitting) and reference photographs to continue pursuing bigger and better studio landscape paintings. In addition, she will help you adapt an Impressionist style of painting, one that gives viewers the surprise of imagination and discovery. You will look closely at your paintings to see the abstraction of colors, shapes, and brushwork; and when you step back from the canvas you will see the representation of a subject in detail. “I want to help workshop participants make the journey that has captivated me so they can present their own view of the world,” she explains. A materials list provided upon registration.

The paintings Lynn Mehta creates are the art of Impressionism. It is important for her to give the surprise of discovery when looking closely at her paintings and then stepping back, allowing room for imagination. She works and paints in her home studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Lynn holds a BA in Art from San Diego State University and has studied with internationally acclaimed plein air artists in the US and abroad. In May 2016, she completed an artist residency in Acadia National Park. A recipient of over 60 awards, Lynn recently received Best Use of Light at Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2017 and was honored with the Best in Show award in BSSS Queen City Plein Air Festival 2016. Lynn has been a featured artist in Plein Air Magazine and Hill Rag and she is included in the publication 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic. Lynn is juried into Oil Painters of America, Salmagundi Club, and the Washington Society of Landscape Artists.