Capture the Beauty of Acadia – Artist Workshop
August 11 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
Join artist Kevin Beers for this summer retreat in Acadia. The workshop will be open to all levels of skill and experience. Kevin will talk about how to organize and design your composition and how to mix colors to match what you see. You will sharpen your drawing skills, again training your eyes to see more clearly. And for the more advanced you will dig deeper on those aspects and also talk about what it is that you want to capture and express. Kevin will talk about various artists to address those issues and to find inspiration.
All levels of experience are welcome.
When Kevin Beers was in art school, abstraction was all the rage, and although Beers was clearly in possession of great talent, his professors constantly tried to dissuade him from representational painting. Instead, listening to his own muse, Beers was drawn to the powerful realism of Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, and George Bellows, all of whom had fallen in love with the coast of Maine, especially Monhegan Island.
A Note From the Artist
I would like to share my thoughts on painting as formed over years of study and practice. As a student I studied with many different teachers and was taught numerous different and often contradictory approaches. There are so many ways to approach painting as is demonstrated by the work of our history of great artists. I enjoyed hearing so many different approaches because it made me realize that there is no one way and it made me feel free to pick and chose what I heard and find my own way. For me the most important thing is training your eye not just to look but to see. Truly see. I love to dig deep and find out what the colors really are of a subject I’m studying. I find that a terrific benefit of that is that you train your eyes to really look and you find yourself looking all the time not just when painting and you have the gift of seeing truly seeing the world. I love to find myself surprised in my daily comings and goings by what I see around me. – Kevin