Instructor: Nancy McCarthy
June 19 - 23
9am - 12pm
5 sessions

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The natural world has remained a potent source for artists throughout history. The long hours of light in summer provide sustained time to see and paint the complex, no-name colors that make up the landscape. The focus of this workshop is simplifying complex vistas into shapes of specific value and hue. A series of exercises with large brushes and palette knives will encourage this process. We'll begin with viewing contemporary and historical landscape painters and a discussion of the issues, tools and procedures unique to painting outdoors. Each morning a one-sitting painting will be completed. Those who have painted outdoors many times or those doing so for the first time are welcome to join this intense workshop meant to energize your painting practice. Water based or oil paint may be used. 

Nancy McCarthy is a Boston based painter who works both from imagination and observation. Her paintings express a keen interest in color and surface. Her work has been shown in a variety of solo and group shows including Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston; Larkin Gallery, Provincetown, MA;  Fitchburg University; The Abbey, Brooklyn, NY; Harvard University; Simmons College; Post Office Gallery, Truro, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, among others. Awards include: Artists Residency Inside Out Museum, Beijng, China; St. Botolph Club Foundation Artist’s Grant; Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Grant and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. She teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and has served as a mentor in both MassArt’s and Lesley University’s low residency MFA programs.