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Painting the Figure in the Landscape

Skill Level: All

Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members: $600 | Non-Members: $650

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Qiang Huang, Roping, 2022, oil on canvas

With this workshop, Qiang will introduce his approaches of adding figures into landscape paintings in oil. In general, painting the figure is much harder than other subject matter. Painters need to have adequate amount of training in anatomy, proportion, perspective, and skin tones to be able manage subtle variations in human forms. However, in landscapes, figures are suggested rather than literally painted. The workshop will emphasize on how to get the correct proportion of human forms into a landscape environment. He will introduce visual tools to make figure painting much easier. Qiang will also demonstrate his general strategies of landscape painting. The students will create storytelling paintings in an expressive style. Reference photographs will be used during the workshop. Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing, China and now lives in Austin, Texas. He has studied art from multiple master artists like David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. His paintings show remarkable accuracy and expressive brush strokes. Since 2004 his paintings have been selected continuously for the 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibitions. American Artist Magazine has featured his teaching on the summer issue of the Workshop. For more information, visit qhart.com.

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