We are pleased to announce a new four day workshop with renowned painter, Matt Smith:
“Outdoor Landscape Painting, The Fundamentals Applied to Organic Form”
August 14-17, 2017
Wood River Workshops/Sun Valley, Idaho
This class will began with an indoor lecture on the first morning. We will discuss the fundamentals of sound painting, drawing, value, design and color and how they relate to our chosen subject, the landscape. This is the information that is invaluable when it comes to analyzing our subject so we can then come up with a strategy to construct our painting. It is the information we all need BEFORE we venture into the field. After the lecture we will spend the rest of our time painting in the field. Expect daily demos and personal attention.
This workshop will sell out quickly with a limited class size, so please email Katheryn Riedinger @ firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot and send either a $300 deposit or the full amount – make check payable to: Kathryn Riedinger
PO Box 6388
Ketchum, ID 83340
The balance is due June 15, 2017
Matt Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1960. At an early age he moved to Arizona where he developed his life long connection to the Sonoran Desert and the great outdoors. This was a connection that would eventually influence his decision to paint the landscape. As a teenager he also lived two years in France and one in Switzerland. While in Europe, he had the opportunity to visit many of the great museums which helped solidify his love for art.
In 1985, Matt graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. Somewhat frustrated with the abstract focus of the program he began looking looking to outside sources for inspiration and guidance. These sources included fellow artists, galleries and museums. This is where his “real” education began.
These days, Matt can often be found painting en plein air from southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies, from the California coast to the mountains of the American West.
“I appreciate traditional painting and I am inspired by the pristine landscapes of the American West. I enjoy working in areas where one can travel for miles without seeing the influence of man. When I paint, I feel I’ve hit the mark when I’ve captured a balance between mood, look and feel.”