Saturday, February 1, 2014

Locations for Roger Dale Brown Plein Air Workshop

Three days on location.

Three completely different landscapes.

Three chances to learn from a master painter.

"To me there are two ways to see. One is literal which includes the basic fundamentals and the other is something more intuitive that brings the emotion to the painting. It makes the painting unique to your personality." 
                                    ~Roger Dale Brown

Artists taking the Roger Dale Brown Plein Air Workshop hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art, April 6-9, will experience locations that challenge and inspire. 

DAY ONE: The group will be guests on a working farm with fields, barns and farm buildings against a background of distant mountains.

DAY TWO: Artists will set up in a wildlife park featuring water views, an arched footbridge, native plants, and herons, Canadian geese, and ducks. 

DAY THREE:  Paint next to a 90-foot waterfall on top of Lookout Mountain!  Walking trails, landscaped gardens, and a rocky stream bed offer many options for plein air studies.
All locations offer convenient access, parking, and nearby restaurants.

I look at the whole of a scene that intrigues me. I lock in on something—a focal point. It can be something as simple as the light hitting a tree or colors that complement each other.  Then, I work what’s around the focal point into a design of darks, lights and color.”     
                                           ~Roger Dale Brown

About the workshop: Roger Dale Brown’s paintings have won first place and best of show awards, been juried into national exhibitions, published in Artist Magazine and American Art Collector, displayed in galleries throughout the United States, and collected by celebrities and corporations. He is dedicated to painting from life, on location, as the best way to enhance the ability to see the nuances of a scene. His goal is to capture the emotion what he sees and distill that into his paintings. Roger Dale Brown believes in passing along what he has learned through teaching. To learn more, visit Roger Dale Brown's website at

Workshop tuition: $425 (supplies not included).  A 50% deposit is required to reserve a space, $100 of which is not refundable.  Don’t delay, Mr. Brown’s classes fill quickly and space is strictly limited!  

To register for the workshop or request more information about the workshop or the SPAI, contact Elaine at the Gadsden Museum of Art (256-546-7365 or   

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