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For decades, Karl Dempwolf made it his life’s work to learn from the paintings of California Impressionism’s great masters and figure out just how they made such wonderful compositions, found such rich yet tasteful colors, and used such wonderful brushwork.

In this rare workshop, Karl reveals the priceless techniques he discovered and shares his years of experience so that you can take your paintings to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate painter, or an experienced professional work en plein air or in the studio, there is value for you.
Smaller, on-location studies are the focus of the three days. Karl says “I prefer that the students work small on location, 9×12 or 8×10 or smaller forcing the student to decide on masses and shapes in a relatively confined area, and therefore reducing the amount of information they are able to include in a painting. The student can use any medium he or she prefers, they can use a minimalist pallet or a full complement of colors, the only requirement I have insisted on for years is that they bring a sketch pad and pencil where some of the students thinking is exposed and an early critique will assist them in their efforts.”

Participants should bring plein air easels and supplies and plan to paint outside in beautiful Paso Robles wine country. In case of rain or a heat wave, an indoor option is available and participants may bring larger paintings to work on.

$400 cash/check, $425 credit.