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Fri, Mar 06


Crooked Creek Park

"Landscape Painting Workshop" with Chris Groves

Workshop: "Landscape Painting Workshop" with Chris Groves

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"Landscape Painting Workshop" with Chris Groves
"Landscape Painting Workshop" with Chris Groves

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2020, 9:00 AM – Mar 07, 2020, 4:00 PM

Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

About the event

This workshop is FULL.  If you are interested in getting on the waitlist, please contact our workshop coordinator, Kate Heald, at or 803-920-7731. If you are ready to pay your balance due, go back to the registration screen and choose the appropriate Balance Due ticket. 

Workshop Description (from the instructor)

Class will begin with topics on materials, palette, and composition.

We will cover various techniques of drawing along with preliminary charcoal

sketches, value and color studies, and fundamentals of color mixing in order prepare

for the final painting. Classical approach of monochromatic under painting, directed

observation and application of color, followed by glazing techniques will be

discussed and shown. Class will consist of lectures, slide analysis, and

Individual critiques, while the student paints his or her own landscape. Students will

bring their own reference material to paint from, whether it is a photograph or a

small color sketch.

Day 1 


Structure of the landscape

Concept and Themes

Values – Shapes – Focal Point



Small preliminary sketches (mono and color)

Initial Wash-in (Monochromatic)

Color Mixing – Limited Palette discussed

Application of color

Brush handling

Getting your values and colors to work together

Gradations and Transitions


Day 2

Pushing your painting with respect to the focal point


Accents and Highlights

Finishing up

Demo on glazing technique

About the Instructor

Christopher E . Groves OPA, ASMA

Education: Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

CAA Atelier Colorado– Classical Academy (2001-2004)

Lead Landscape Instructor CAA Atelier Colorado (2004-2008)

Colorado University, BFA Environmental Design/Architecture

Professional Affilations:

OPA – Oil Painters of America - Signature Membership

AIS – American Impressionist Society

ASMA – American Society of Marine Artists – Signature Membership

Honors and Awards

• ASMA National Juried Exhibition 2018, Principal Gallery, Charleston, SC

• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2018, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO

• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2017, Anderson Gallery, St Simons Island, GA

• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2016, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

• Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition 2015, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY

• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2014, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT

• Signature Membership Elected 2014, Oil Painters of America

• CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2014 – Landscape- Great Falls MT

• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2013, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland

• American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibit 2013

• OPA Salon National Juried Exhibition 2013, Crooked Tree, Petosky, MI

Award of Excellence Best Seascape – for “Gesture”

• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2013, InSight Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX

• Signature Membership Elected 2013, American Society of Marine Artists

• ASMA Regional Juried Exhibition 2013, Quinlan Art Museum, Gainsville, GA

• OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2012, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT

Awarded Silver Medal – for “At A Peaceful Pace”

• OPA National Juried Exhibition 2012, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

• The Bennington “Artists for the New Century” Invitational 2012 – Bennington, VT

• CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2012 – Landscape- Great Falls MT

• Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2012 Juried Invitational - Montgomery AL

• American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibit 2011, Carmel CA

• OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition 2011, Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA

• Salon International 2010, Still Life - San Antonio, TX

• Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2010 Art Auction Live and Silent - Montgomery AL

• International Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition".

Awarded Gold for First Prize in Oil for “A State of Becoming”

• CM Russell Museum Masters in Miniature 2009 – Still Life- Great Falls MT

• Salmagundi Club Open Exhibit, Still Life- New York NY

• Oil Painters of America Eastern, Still Life – Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN 2008

• Hilton Head Art League – National Juried Art Exhibit 2008 –

• Arts for the Parks – Top 100 – 2007 and 2008 – Winner Jurors Award for “Santee”

Workshop Supply List

Please bring your own photos to use as reference.

Oil Paint Colors (You may also work with a limited or pre-existing palette)

Titanium White


Transparent Red Oxide

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Orange or permanent orange

Cadmium Yellow or permanent yellow

Yellow Ochre

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Cerulean Blue or Manganese Blue Hue

Viridian Green

Sketch Pad and Pencils

Palette knifes in assorted shapes

Palette (wood toned) or similar (disposable palette is ok)

Mineral spirits with a Container (Gamblin Gamsol is best)

Brushes – Bristle brushes are best in various sizes (#1, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Mop brushes or cheap hardware store wood handle bristle brushes (1”-2”)

Paper towels (Viva recommended)

Trash Bag (grocery size)

Baby Wipes (good for cleanup)

Painting Surfaces – (Size will Depend on how big you want to paint)

Canvas Board, Panels, Stretched Canvas, or Prepared Paper

In addition, please bring at least (2) 6”x8” panels for color-note sketches.


Registration is open to CCAL members only until January 23 for $150 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Registration is open to all artists beginning January 24. Non-members pay $180 ($50 minimum deposit required).


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