MEMOIR OF THE LANDSCAPE with Victoria Templeton, 2 Days: September 30 & October 1, 9 am- 3 pm
Time & Location
“Memoir of the Landscape” with Victoria Templeton
Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1,2021
9 am-3 pm
$300 members / $325 non members
OPEN TO ALL MEDIA
Mid Cape locations to be announced.
Create and express authentic visual dialogue from your observation and outdoor experience. Use techniques that emphasize individualism, the artist’s voice, and avoid rendering or copying the view.
You will utilize tools such as fast sketching, strong color choice, and simple values as well linear and emotional design. Often there is a constant chatter in painting that nags at the painter. We will learn to quiet and put aside the “editor.” The entire workshop is about process and not necessarily a finished result, but an interesting place to stop. In fact you are encouraged not to finish a painting on the spot and make mistakes!
• 9:00-3:00 with a 30 minute lunch break at noon (bring your own.)
• 30 minute lessons in each morning and afternoon lessons to apply.
• Individual assistance through out.
• Discussion and recap of work from 2:30-3:00.
A native San Franciscan and long time California resident, Victoria was exposed to many forms of creative art, always drawing and painting in some form. She majored in acting at Loyola Marymount University and she also loved costume design. For over twenty years she worked in the fashion industry. In the 1990’s, she reconnected with studio painting and evolved into her life passion. In 2000, she studied with Roger Armstrong, a master painter and school founder at the Laguna College of Art and Design. With Roger as her mentor, Victoria learned boldness and risk. “Its only paint and paper” he told her. Roger exposed her to plein air and shared many approaches to outdoor painting. He was one of the first participants in the famous Laguna Beach Invitational for Plein Air. When he died in 2007, the Irvine Fine Art Center asked Victoria to continue his class. She discovered another ardor, teaching. Her approach, like her mentor, encouraged students to lose fear, take risks and view painting as a process. Later in 2015, Victoria and her husband, Bob, retired to Barnstable in Cape Cod. She put teaching aside and focused on building a body of new artwork. She has studio space at The Old Schoolhouse in Barnstable Village. She is a continuous participant CCAC plein air group and contributed to their second 2019 edition of Plein Air Painting on Cape Cod. She has been in several Cape Cod shows and received recognition. “Child-like curiosity and play remains the most important part of my work. When I trust creative energy and stop critic chatter, my paintings reflect the authentic relationship I forged with the subject or landscape. I paint in all mediums, using what feels best for me that day. It’s only paint and paper!”
- Memoir Landscape: Members$300$3000$0
- Memoir Landscape: Non-Members$325$3250$0