NOCTURNAL PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN SARASOTA WITH HAI-OU HOU
January 27-28, 2018
Fee: $295 or $260 if register before September 30, 2017 (SAVE $35)
You can reserve your space with 50% deposit. Register below with PayPal or Credit card. You can also register over the phone and send us a check. Time and locations in Sarasota will be announced to participants closer to the starting date of the workshop. Call 941-330-6865 for more details.
ABOUT ARTIST: Hai-Ou Hou was born in Beijing where she studied painting and ceramics at the prestigious Central Institute of Fine Art and Design. She accepted a teaching post at the Hubei Fine Art Institute where she taught painting and design. After immigrating to the United States, she received her Master of Fine Arts from Towson University. Hai-Ou’s work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and internationally and hangs in many museum, corporate, and private collections. She is the recepient of numerous fine arts honors and awards.
Second Place: Plein Air Easton 2017
Merit Award: Sedona Plein Air Competition 2011
Third Place: Quick Draw Mountain Maryland 2011
People’s Choice Award: Paint Annapolis 2010
Second Place: Paint Annapolis 2010 Portraiture Award of Excellence,
OPA National Juried Exhibition. 2010
First Place: Plein Air Easton Choose Three Competition, 2010
First Place: Paint Annapolis Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painter’s Association, 2009
Third Place: Quick Draw Dueling Brushes Painting Competition, 2009
Best In Show: Paint St. Michaels, MD, 2009
Honorable Mention: Havre De Grace Plein Air Competition, MD, 2009
Quick, Lose and Fresh, Bold and Fun!
Hai-Ou Hou 2-day Quick Fun with Color and Design
February 24 – 25, 2017 2 day tuition: $295; one day tuition: $160
Join dynamic, award-winning painter Hai-Ou Hou for a 2-day all-level, all-media, intensive painting workshop. Hai-Ou has adapted a powerful abstract aesthetic of impressionist painting for creating intensely colored, highly textured, and provocative art en plein air. How to bring your paintings to the next level? Too many artists are not paying attention to one of the most important areas – design. This class focuses on the elements of design including shapes, angles, space, color and composition. The class lectures will cover these important elements of design followed by practical exercises and application. This is not a color mixing class. Hai-Ou will show you the key elements on how to make your painting more expressive and appealing, your colors bright and intense without being raw, and subtle without being muddy. Indoor and outdoor activities. Supplies: Bring whatever you are using for oil colors; you will also try mine. I use a variety of colors but the following are essential: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, and Titanium White. A larger palette for mixing colors. Watercolor and pastel artists must bring supplies, but I highly suggest that you try my oils. You will need to bring 6-8 small painting sufaces (1.e. 6×8, 8×10, 9×12). We will be doing many quick exercises. During the afternoon of our second day, we will wrap up with a 11×14 or 9×12 or 12×16 timed exercise. If you follow directions, you will be able to finish a large painting less than two hours!