Heiner staged a well attended workshop yesterday where the focus was on establishing atmosphere in an oil painting. The subject was a fogging morning sunrise near a a lake. The workshop was held in Heiner’s workshop in Howell, Michigan. Heiner has these workshops about once a month. If you haven’t had a chance to attend one you should! They are entertaining, informative, and always fun.
Heiner’s workshops are a little different than many others. Everyone paints the same painting vs. using their own reference material and having the instructor provide feedback on their specific paintings. If your relatively new to painting, this is a great way to ensure that you stay on track throughout each developmental stage of the painting.
I’ve personally taken a number of workshops with instructors who follow the “use your own reference” approach. This can work, but if things start to go horribly wrong like they often do, then being able to observe the instructor’s and other workshop attendee’s versions can be hugely helpful!
Here are a few photos and some video.