bold landscape Painting: 2-day workshop
Painting Bold Landscapes in Acrylic with Joe A. Oakes
Let’s paint a big, beautiful and BOLD landscape! Learn to take an ordinary image and transform it into an extraordinary, finished piece. Any painting style can be used for this approach.
There will be discussions on valuable art principals as well as demonstrations of important painting techniques. Learn of all of this in a fun, relaxed environment that will help experienced artists grow and beginners be inspired.
• Simple approach to help you stay loose
• Composition, color, value, techniques
• Give your painting depth & perspective
• Each student will create a finished painting
Oil and pastel painters also welcome. This workshop is designed for all skill levels.
A 2-Day Workshop
about the Presenter
Joe A. Oakes
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964, Joe A. Oakes was raised in the city’s surrounding suburbs. However, it wasn’t until the artist moved to Southern California in 1992 that he found the mountain scenes he had been painting since childhood.
Oakes’ need to create grew with the encouragement and support received from family, teachers and peers. He experimented with media such as oil, acrylic, pastel and colored pencil but his favorite was just a simple pencil and pad of paper. Winning school awards and accolades become common during these school years. His first college experience in 1985 was a short lived attempt at an accelerated commercial art degree program. Oakes entered college again in 1992 and completed his education, receiving a BFA from CSU Fullerton in 1997.
In 2010 an opportunity to teach painting at the local senior center presented itself. This was the catalyst that not only improved his artwork but met an unknown desire. The desire was to share something he loves and to inspire others to paint and create. Oakes has not looked back and has received numerous awards and recognition for his art. He continues to teach and exhibit throughout California and the southwest.