Painting the Outer Cape Landscape
This class will be based on painting from direct observation in the landscape. We will work from a different location each day, exposing students to a wide range of possibilities and challenges that are to be found while standing in and observing nature. Issues such as composing, identifying and mixing color, strategies in building spatial relationships will be some of the aspects of painting that will be focused on. Oil paint is preferred, but acrylic is acceptable.
DONALD BEAL was born in 1959 in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Westford, Massachusetts. He studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design in 1983. He moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1985 where he has lived and worked ever since. Beal is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth where he has taught since 1999.