Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

WEEK 8: LA Arboretum


Monday and Friday classes will meet at the Arboretum this week.
See you at 9:45!

Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, October 19, 2014

WEEK 7: Descanso Gardens

Both Monday and Friday classes will meet at Descanso Gardens!
See you at 9:45!

-Mike

Sunday, October 12, 2014

WEEK 6: Descanso Gardens

Both Monday and Friday classes will meet at Descanso Gardens!
See you at 9:45!
-Mike

Step-by-Step from Week 6 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

WEEK 5: In the Lab

Monday class - Lab 139
Friday class - Lab 145

Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your
original paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike

Thursday, October 2, 2014

ATTN: FRIDAY'S CLASS / LOCATION CHANGE

Due to the heat predicted for tomorrow, we will meet at Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada). Show your Arboretum pass before you enter. We will meet at the tables with the umbrellas. They will be to your left. See you at 9:45!

Thanks!
Mike

Step-by-Step from Descanso Gardens (10-03-14)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Demo from the Arboretum


WEEK 4: Monday and Friday Classes

Monday and Friday Classes:
We will meet at the LA Arboretum on Monday and Friday
of Week 4 at 9:45.
See you then!
Mike

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friday's Demo

Step-by-Step of Friday's Demo (in gouache) at the LA Arboretum

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WEEK 3: Monday and Friday Classes

Monday and Friday Classes:
We will meet at the LA Arboretum on Monday and Friday
of Week 3 at 9:45.
See you then!
Mike

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FALL TERM: Week 2

Monday and Friday Classes /
We will meet at the LA Arboretum on Monday and Friday of Week 2 at 9:45.
The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA  91002 • 626-821-3222.
Take the 210 Fwy East from Pasadena, Exit Baldwin Ave, TURN RIGHT.  The Arboretum will be on your RIGHT.   Assemble in front of the main office at the entrance.  You TA will instruct you with the membership.

See you then!
Mike

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WEEK 14 FINALS

Monday and Friday Classes:
Please have your disc ready to turn in at the beginning of class.
CD'S will be accepted as early as 9:00 am on a first come first serve basis.
Absolutely NO work will be accepted past 11:30 am.

I am looking forward to seeing some great work from all of you!
-Mike

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WEEK 13: In the Lab

Hello Everyone, we are in the lab this week.

Monday class - Lab 139
Friday class - Lab 145

Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your
original paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.


Thanks!
-Mike

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WEEK 12 Descanso Gardens

Both Monday and Friday classes will meet at Descanso Gardens!
See you at 9:45!

-Mike

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Week 11 (changes)

MONDAY'S CLASS:  Due to the Baldwin street closer at the Arboretum, Monday's class will meet in Lab 139

FRIDAY'S CLASS:  We will meet at Descanso Gardens at 9:45.

See you then!
-Mike



Gouache demo (week 11)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Week 10 Descanso Gardens

Monday and Friday classes will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)

See you there at 9:45!

Thanks,
Mike


Friday, July 4, 2014

WEEK 9

Hello Everyone, next week we are in the Lab.

Monday class - Lab 139
Friday class - Lab 145

Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your
original paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.



Hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend!
-Mike

WEEK 8 Demos



Friday, June 6, 2014

WEEK 5: IN THE LAB

Monday class - Lab 139
Friday class - Lab 145

Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your
original paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Monday's Demo at the LA Arboretum


Here's a step by step of the demo Mike did on Monday.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SUMMER WEEK 2 Monday and Friday Classes

We will meet at the LA Arboretum on Monday and Friday of Week 2 at 9:45 am.
The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91002 • 626-821-3222. Take the 210 Fwy East from Pasadena, Exit Baldwin Ave, TURN RIGHT. The Arboretum will be on your RIGHT. Assemble in front of the main office at the entrance. Your TA will instruct you with the membership.
See you then!
Mike

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 13

Hello Everyone!
This week we meet in the Lab.
Monday:  Lab 139
Friday:  Lab 145

See you there at 9:45!

-Mike

Friday, April 4, 2014

Re: Friday's Class (April 4th)

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45.

Next two weeks (week 13 and 14) we meet in the Lab.

See you there!
-Mike

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Re: Monday's Class (March 31st)



We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 

See you there!
-Mike

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Re: Friday's class March 28th

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge) at 9:45. 



John Hoekstra will be my sub for the day due to
a mandatory faculty meeting.  Attendance will be taken.

Please note: 
Weeks 13 and 14 will be in the lab.  Please
be sure to get enough painting done tomorrow, so you will
be prepared to work in the lab.

Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Re: Monday's class (March 24th)

We meet in Lab 139 today. Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your original
paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Re: Week of March 17th

Monday Class  (March 17th)

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 


Friday's Class (March 21st)

We meet in Lab 145. Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your original
paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Re: Monday and Friday's Class

 Friday March 14th and Monday March 17th

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 
See you there!

Thanks,

Recent Demos


Demos from Descano Gardens

Monday, March 10, 2014

Re: Monday, March 10th

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 
See you there!

Thanks,
Mike

Friday, March 7, 2014

Re: Friday's Class, March 7th

We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 
See you there!

Thanks,
Mike

Monday, March 3, 2014

Re: Monday's Class, March 3rd


We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
today at 9:45. 
See you there!

Thanks,
Mike

Friday, February 28, 2014

Re: Friday, February 28th

We meet in Lab 139 today. Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your original
paintings and value studies.
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24th

We will be meeting at Descanso Gardens today.
See you at 9:45!
Thanks,
Mike

Friday, February 21, 2014

Autry Museum Today, February 21st

Both Monday and Friday classes we will meet at the Autry Museum Today.
(4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles)
at 10:00 a.m.  Admission is $2 per student, please bring cash.
Please don't forget to bring your painting supplies.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Re: Monday's Class

February 17th
We will meet at Descanso Gardens
(1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge)
on Monday at 9:45.  Enter gardens
and wait at the tables by the cafe.
See you there!

{Reminder} Don't forget this Friday (Feb 21), both Monday and
Friday classes we will meet at the Autry Museum
(4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles)
at 10:00 a.m.  Admission is $2 per student, please bring cash.
Please don't forget to bring your painting supplies.

Mike

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Re: Friday's Class

February 14th

We will meet at the LA Arboretum.
See you there at 9:45.
Thanks!
Mike

Monday, February 10, 2014

Week 5, Monday's Class (Feb 10)

We meet in Lab 139 today. Please scan your original artwork.
Bring PHOTO reference and all your original
paintings and value studies. 
See you at 9:45.

Thanks,
Mike

Friday, February 7, 2014

Monday's Demo (Feb 3)


This gouache demo is focusing on atmospheric perspective.  Notice the subtleties of the reflected light and the transitions of warm to cool from the foreground to the background.  Even the tree branches become closer in value to the background values as they recede from camera.

Friday's Class (Feb 7)

We will be meeting in Lab 145 today at 9:45.
Please scan your paintings and value
studies as well as reference photos.

See you there!
Mike

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Re: Fridays Class

Please visit the blog at 8:00 am tomorrow (Friday) for confirmation of tomorrow's location due to possible rain.

Thanks!
Mike

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday, Feb 3rd

See you at the Arboretum at 9:45.
PLEASE DRESS WARMLY.

Thanks!
Mike

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Re: Monday's Class

Please visit the blog at 8:00 am tomorrow (Monday) for confirmation of tomorrow's location due to possible rain.

Thanks!
Mike

Friday's Demo (Jan. 31)


Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, January 31st

We will meet today at the LA Arboretum.
PLEASE DRESS WARMLY.
See you there at 9:45.
Thanks!
Mike

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Re: Friday's Class

Please visit the blog at 8:00 am tomorrow (Friday) for confirmation of tomorrow's location due to possible rain.

Thanks!
Mike

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday Holiday

Just as a reminder, we will not be meeting Monday January 20th.  Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday.  Since we will not be meeting this week, please do 2 master copies of Frank Serrano in either gouache or acrylic.  See you Monday the 27th at the LA Arboretum (LA Arboretum.  Arcadiahttp://www.arboretum.org/ 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007  •  626-821-3222 Please be there by 9:45 to obtain your membership cards.

See you then!
Mike

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome Class Spring 2014




Art Center College of Design / CLASS SYLLABUS




Digital Landscape Painting

Instructor - Michael Humphries

humphriesart@yahoo.com

http://mhdigitallandscape.blogspot.com



Course Description
            Creating "plein-air" paintings using traditional mediums in combination
            with Photoshop techniques.
Course Objective
            Painting at various locations, students will learn the principles of
            landscape painting. This will include traditional methods in gouache
            and/or acrylic, on location, as well as Photoshop enhancement techniques
            in the classroom.
Course Requirements
            You must complete at least 4 digital paintings for the course with a
            a VALUE STUDY for each painting (a total of 8 paintings).  Make a CD
with all of your paintings.  Label CD with your name, course title, term, student I.D. #, date, and instructor.
• All files MUST  be a jpeg format, 300 dpi. (no smaller than 7” X 12”) No other formats will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS                                                                                              

            • Present CD to instructor


                                                                       
VALUES

A value study (tonal) is the first step in the painting process.  Determine what shapes are dark over light or light over dark.  The value study can be smaller than the final art; usually ½ the size.  Paintings fail or succeed most often because of how accurate the values are in the painting rather than poor color choices. The viewer "reads" a painting through it's values and a composition relies on how light and dark values are arranged. The beginner painter often sees a color's hue and  chroma instead of its value.
The best way to understanding color and develop your color sensitivity
is to work with it!

Attendance
                       
Roll will be taken at the end of each session (classroom and on location).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
             It is your responsibility to report your attendance to the teacher’s assistant at each session.
            Grade is based on attendance, participation and completion
         of  assignments. (2 unexcused absences will result in failure)
         *Please Note:  Because locations can change due to weather
 be sure to check  the class blog :
            http:mhdigitallandscape.blogspot.com                
prior to each class meeting.

Schedule
WEEK 1
• Introduction
(course requirements and supplies needed)
                       
        Location Painting - demo/ emphasis on shape and composition
                L.A. Arboretum, Arcadia,  (yearly pass $35.00, includes admission to Descanso Gardens)

 WEEK 3
Location Painting -  demo/ creating atmosphere 

WEEK 4
Location painting - demo/ creating a focal point 

WEEK 5
Computer Lab - Photoshop enhancement

WEEK 6
Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge
1418 Descanso Drive,La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
 
Location Painting - demo

WEEK 7
Location painting / demo

WEEK 8 
Location Painting – demo

WEEK 9
                          Computer lab - Photoshop enhancement 

WEEK 10
Location Painting - location to be determined

 WEEK 11
  Location Painting - demo 

WEEK 12
Location Painting - demo

 WEEK 13 
                        Computer Lab - Photoshop enhancement of final 4

 WEEK 14
                        Computer Lab - overall review and critique of paintings



Painting Supplies Needed
                            
GOUACHE (Windsor Newton)
permanent white, lamp black, spectrum red, burnt umber, spectrum yellow, sky blue, permanent green, marigold yellow  yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, olive green, ultramarine blue, spectrum violet, linden green, paynes gray

OR 
  
 ACRYLIC (2oz. jars, Liquitex)
ivory black, titanium white, cadmium red light, burnt umber,                                       
yellow light hansa, cerulean blue, paynes grey, yellow ochre,
christmas green, olive green, ultramarine blue, violet, alizarin crimson hue                       
                       
BRUSHES   (student store)
• Snap 1" wash  /  Snap 1/2 " angle shader / Snap #10 and #6 round
                       
covered palette/ Sta Wet  (large size)

easel, or portable painting surface

• backpack

• folding stool    **** please NO folding poolside chairs
  
camera - you must document your painting location for future reference in the classroom

snacks, sunglasses, sunblock, hat etc.  Always check weather conditions and dress appropriately.



* There is a cost associated with this class.  We frequently visit Descanso Gardens and the LA Arboretum which require an entrance fee of $5.00 for students with  an I.D., however, you may purchase a yearly pass that includes entrance to both venues for $35.
  


 Artists to look at:


• Frank Serrano

• Scott L. Christensen

• Dennis Doheny

• Richard Schmid