Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week 10

Hi class;   since we won't have class next Friday due to the Thanksgiving break, the Friday class  will meet at Descanso Garden.
Please be there at 9:30 am..
Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Week 9

FRIDAY CLASS  WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK...HAPPY VETERAN'S  DAY


Monday's Gouache Demo

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week 8

Friday's Gouache Demo
HI Class; The Friday class will meet at Descanso Gardens.  Please check your supplies and have your student I.D. with you.  It look like a cool day, so remember to bring a sweater or jacket. 
Please be there no later than 9:30 am....
See you there,
MIke

Monday's Gouache Demo

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week 7

Gouache Demos 2011
HI Class;  the Friday class will meet in the LAB once again.  The temperature is expected to be over 100 degrees tomorrow.  This will be a good time to work on your architectural paintings, or if you don't mind the heat, bring your supplies and you may paint on campus adjacent to the Pavilion.  Remember to bring all of your original art, or scans to class.
Please be in class by 9am..

Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week 6

Hi class;  Fridays class will meet in the lab tomorrow.  As always, bring everything you've worked on, and if you haven't taken photos for your architectural assignment, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have taken photos, be sure to bring those to class for review so you can begin the painting.
See you in class at 9am,

Mike
If you would like to paint outside, bring your supplies to class.  You can paint in the Pavillion area adjacent to the parking lot.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week 5

Hi Class; the Friday class will meet in the lab. Please remember to have your original art for scanning  as well as your photo reference.
Also, if you haven't taken your architectural photos, please try your best to do it this week...

Please be in class by 9an..
Thanks!
Mike
Friday's gouache demo

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week 4

Friday's class will meet at Descanso Gardens:  DESCANSO GARDENS:  1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada, Flintridge.
(828) 949- 4200.

The admission price is $6.00 for students, so please remember your student I.D.
parking is free and there is a cafe.
Please meet at the umbrella tables just to your left side upon entering the park.
*Please double-check your supplies AND NO LARGE CHAIRS PLEASE (stools only)
If you bring food or snacks, please keep it out of view.
*Please be there by 9:30 am

See you there!
Mike 
Gouache Demo

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week 3

Hi Class; because of the high temperatures expected for today, the Friday class will meet in LAB 145 at the Hillside campus.   Please remember to bring your original art for scanning, as well as your photographic reference.  

Please be in class by 9am..
Thanks,
Mike
Friday's Gouache Demo


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week 2

Hi class;   we will meet at the L.A. Arboretum in Arcadia.  From Pasadena, take the 210 fwy east to the Baldwin Exit. (about 6 minutes),  turn right on Balwin and the Arboretum will be immediately on your right.  Please meet in front at the entrance by the benches; wait to enter the park.

Be sure to double-check your supply list.  Make sure you have a water container that closes tightly with at least 32 ozs. of water.  Also, prepare your palette and paper in advance..

Admission is 6.00 with student I.D.

Please be there by 9:30..
Thanks,
Mike
Monday's gouache demo

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week 14

Hi everyone;  Here are the requirements for the final.  Please follow exactly and place on your flash drive.  Be sure that they open properly after transferring your folder.
Friday class this week will start at 9am and end at 12pm. 

Work will not be accepted after 12pm.

Thanks for a great term!

Mike

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 13

Hi class;  this is the last week in the lab to finish your 4  best paintings, (3 landscape plus 1 architectural),  Please bring all of your work to the lab this week so I can give notes for next weeks final.  I will give instructions in the lab on how to prepare for the final.

The final next week will begin promptly at 9 AM and finish at 12 noon.  Artwork will not be accepted after 12 pm.

Please be in class by 9:30 am,
THANKS,
Mike 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week 12

Hi everyone;  this week will be in the lab.  Remember to have all of your  reference material for your paintings, including your architectural photos.  Please be in the lab no later than 9:30..

Thanks Mike

Gouache Demo Descanso Tea Garden

Gouache Demo Descanso pond


Monday, July 24, 2017

Week 11

The Friday class will meet at Descanso Gardens this week.  This is our last chance to paint outdoors for the term.  Weeks 12 and 13 will lab sessions preparing for the final week 14.  The goal is to have your 3 BEST landscape paintings, plus your architectural painting and two master copies for the final.

Please be at Descanso Gardens no later than 9:30am
Please remember your student I.D. and double-check your supplies...

See you tomorrow!
Mike

Monday, July 17, 2017

Week 10

The Friday class will meet in the lab.  For those students that want, or need additional painting time outside, please bring your paint supplies to class.  Please be in class no later than 9:30.
Thanks!  You will need 3 location paintings plus the architectural painting completed by week 14.

Mike
Rock Demo (gouache)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Week 9

Because the temperature is expected to be about 90 degrees tomorrow, the Friday  class will meet in the lab, so please don't forget to bring your original art and reference photos. If you would like to paint outdoors, please bring your supplies and you can paint on campus by the pavilion. Also, remember to bring your PHOTO reference for your ARCHITECTURAL assignment.

Please be in class no later than 9:30..
thanks,
Mike
Gouache Demo
Gouache Demo

Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 8

Have a great 4th celebration!

Friday's class will meet in the lab this week.  Be sure to bring all of your original art for scanning and your photo reference.  Bring your architectural painting and reference as well.

Please be in class no later than 9:30 am...
Mike
Tuesday's Gouache Demo

Monday, June 19, 2017

Week 7

 Friday's  class will meet at DESCANSO GARDENS:  1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada, Flintridge.
(828) 949- 4200.
The admission price is $6.00 for students, so please remember your student I.D.
parking is free and there is a cafe.
Please meet at the umbrella tables just to your left side upon entering the park.
*Please double-check your supplies
*Please be there by 9:30 am
Friday's Gouache Demo



Monday, June 12, 2017

Week 5 LOCATION CHANGE

Friday's class will meet in the LAB.   If you would like to paint outside, you may paint on campus in the Pavilion area.  Please bring your architectural photos.  You may begin painting those in the lab.or continue on your landscape paintings.  Since it's expected to be in the high 90's, I've decided to move the location to the lab, or if you like, you may still paint outside.
Please be there no later than 9:30am...
Thanks,
Mike

Tuesday's gouache demo

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week 4

Hi Everyone;  this week we will meet in the LAB.  Please bring your 2 original paintings to class for scanning, as well as your 2 original master copies.

Also, remember to bring your PHOTO reference!  You will be finishing your paintings in Photoshop and will be working from your reference.

If you haven't taken photographs for the architectural assignment, please do so within the next week or so.
These architectural photos should have interesting lighting.  The best time to take these photos is late afternoon; usually 5 - 7 PM.  Try to find interesting buildings or houses, or any architectural element that you find has character.  Take at least 8 - 10 photos of different structures that we can pick from.

See you in the lab, no later than 9:30 am,

Mike
Fridays Gouache Demo

Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 3

Tuesdays Gouache Demo
HI everyone;  we will be returning to the LA Arboretum this week, but always check this blog before leaving for class just in case there's a last minute change.  Please bring your membership card (or receipt) and always bring your student I.D.

Please double-check your supplies and remember to prepare your palette (sponge and paper) before coming to class. 

Have a sealing plastic water container that holds at least 32 ounces, and fill before coming to class.
Also, bring 2 illustration boards (double weight/cold press).  1) 4 x 6 (value study)  and  2) 6 x 9 (color)

we will meet in the "staging area" inside the entrance, just to your right.
Please be there by 9:30 am...
Mike
Friday's Gouache Demo


Tuesday's Gouache Demo


Monday, May 22, 2017

Welcome Summer Class 2017

Hi Everyone;  Welcome to the summer session of Digital Landscape!  Both the Tuesday and Friday classes will meet at the L.A. Arboretum in Arcadia.   From Pasadena, take the 210 Fwy east to the Baldwin Exit.  Turn Right on Baldwin.  The Arboretum will be directly on the right side.
Be sure to double check your supply list, including a sealed water container
Prepare your palette with the sponge and palette-paper before leaving for the park.
The weather is expected to be cool on Friday, so dress appropriately.  Sweaters or jackets
are recommended. 

Please meet in front of the entrance by the benches.  If you are getting the yearly pass ($35.00),
you can get that in the office next to the entrance.  Be sure to mention you are from Art Center.
Also, remember to bring your student  I.D!  The student  admission is $6.00

Please be there no later than 9:30 am...
Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week 14

Hi everyone;  we're at the end of another great term.  Thanks for all the hard work!
Our final reviews will start at 9am and finish at 12 noon ONLY.  No late work will be accepted

Please review the sheet I gave you regarding the procedure.
Be sure all artwork is labeled properly and in a folder, also labeled with full name as it appears on the ArtCenter register; DigLS, Spring2017, student I.D. and email
DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME AND I.D. NUMBER ON THE ACTUAL ARTWORK!
Please keep that information as the file name


Thanks again, and have a great spring break!
Mike

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Week13

Please be in the lab by 9:15

This is our last week to complete the 4 paintings due for the final next week.
Please bring all original art or scans to class, with your photo reference.
I will give you the information required for next weeks final...
See you in class!

Mike

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week 12

Hi everyone;  we're in week 12 and finals are approaching.  This week and week 13 will be the final lab sessions to embellish and complete your 4 paintings and 2 master copies, all due week 14.
Please remember to bring all original paintings with reference, as well as photos for your architectural paintings to class.
Please be in class by 9:30 am...

Thanks!
Mike

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week 11

HI everyone;  this is your last week(11) to paint on location, so let's meet at the LA Arboretum.   Weeks 12 and 13 will be your final opportunity to embellish and complete your 3 location paintings in the lab, as well as your architectural painting.

Please be there by 9:30,
MIke
  
Last Friday's Gouache Demo


Monday's Gouache Demo








Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week 10

Hi everyone;  we will meet at the L.A. Arboretum tomorrow (Friday class) for a great day of plein-air painting.  We just have this week and next week to complete your outdoor painting sessions.
Weeks 12 and 13 will be lab sessions to prepare for the final in week 14.
Please double-check your supply list and have  two boards; 1 for the value study, and 1 for the final painting.  Please remember to bring your water in a plastic container with a lid.  
It will be cool so please bring sweaters or jackets...

Please be there at 9:30..
Thanks,
Mike
Monday's gouache demo 


last Friday's gouache demo

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week 9

HI everyone;  It looks like tomorrow (Friday) will be a terrific day to paint outside!  Let's meet at Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge .This will be our second and last trip to the gardens/

The admission is $6.00 for students, so please remember to bring your student I.D. card.
Parking is free and the cafe is open. 
Please wait at the umbrella tables on your left side, just after entering the park...
Please be there by 9:30...


Mike

Monday, March 6, 2017

Week 8

Hi everyone;  Friday's class will meet in the LAB,
You may continue to work on your landscape or architectural paintings, or you can paint outside
on campus.
Please bring any original paintings or photographs you may want to continue painting as well.


Please be in the lab at 9:15..
Thanks,
Mike
Friday's Gouache Demo

Monday, February 27, 2017

Week 7

HI everyone;  It looks like tomorrow (Friday) will be a terrific day to paint outside!  Let's meet at Descanso Gardens,1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.  The gardens is only 10 minutes from the Hillside campus in La Canada.
The admission is $6.00 for students, so please remember to bring your student I.D. card.
Parking is free and the cafe is open.  We will only do 2 trips to these beautiful gardens for the term.
Please wait at the umbrella tables on your left side, just after entering the park...

Please be there by 9:30 am...  THANKS!   Mike

Please NO LARGE CHAIRS; folding stools only.



Friday's Gouache Demo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week 6

Friday's class will meet at the Arboretum.  Please review your supply list and have a plastic water container with a lid; (no water bottles).  Please have two boards; one large (at least 7 X 9"),  and one smaller board  ( about 3 1/2 X 4 1/2") for your value study.

It will be a sunny day but on the chilly side (in the mid 60's), so please have a jacket!)
I will see you there at 9:30am for a great day of painting...

Mike

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week 5




 Well, it looks like we're back in the LAB today, (Friday class).
Please bring ALL PHOTO REFERENCE including architectural and on location.
Also, bring any original paintings you have for Photoshop enhancement.
Please be in class by 9:15...

Thanks!


Monday's Gouache Demo

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week 4


Hi everyone;  Friday's class will meet at the LA ARBORETUM .
Please remember to check your supplies including two  watercolor boards; one for your value study and one for your final art. 
Please be there by 9:30...

Thanks!
Mike

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Week 3 Friday

Hi everyone;  Fridays class will meet in the Lab (145)
Plwase remember to bring your original paintings for scanning, as well as your Photo Reference.
Gouache Demo (Monday)


Don't for get to take Photos of an architectural building or structure, focusing on interesting and dramatic lighting.  Late afternoon will probably be best, (after 4 pm).

Please be in class by 9:15...

Thanks,
Mike

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week 3

Hi everyone;  tomorrows class (Monday), will meet at the LA ARBORETUM in Arcadia.
From ArtCenter take the 210 Fwy (east) to the BALDWIN EXIT.  (approx 10 min).  turn RT
and the Arboretum will be on your immediate right side.

Please double-check your supply list, and bring a sweater.  It could be a bit chilly.  Also, the cafe is closed on Mondays, so please bring a lunch and/or snacks.
We will meet at the benches by the front entrtance.

The cost is $6.00 with STUDENT I.D.  so please remember to bring it'
OR, you may purchase a yearly pass for $35.00  (recommended)

Please be there by 9:30 am
Friday's Gouache Demo
Mike

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Week 2

The Friday class will meet at  THE LA ARBORETUM, ARCADIA.
From Art Center take the 210 fwy east to the BALDWIN EXIT.  Turn right and it will be immediately on the right side of the street.
The admission price is $6,00 with student I.D., or purchase a yearly pass for $35.00

Please dress warm;  it should be a nice day but a bit chilly.

Double-check your supplies and please be there by 9:30 am.
We will meet at the front entrance by the benches.
 see you there!
Mike

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Welcome Spring 2017

Hi Everyone;  welcome to Digital Landscape / Spring 2017. 
This blog is your guide to every class meeting location.  Please check the blog prior to leaving for class each and every time.  Because of weather conditions, the class locations can change last minute.

Thanks!
Mike