Painting the Landscape
The great tradition of landscape painting goes back thousands of years. What inspired people to paint animals on cave walls still inspires us to depict a natural world that we hope still exists. How can we convey the color of the earth, the strength of trees, against the spaciousness of sky? We will focus on proportion, light, tonal values & color, and work on quick studies and long, more developed pictures. Emphasis will be on composing with light and color freely, allowing sensations to be simply stated rather than making an illustration of a generic landscape. There will be a short lecture looking at the old and modern masters & we will then visit different Truro locations.
Robert DuToit earned his BFA from the University of New Hampshire, an MFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC, and studied in France and Italy. He has had numerous solo and group show in Boston, New York, and the Outer Cape, most recently at Maurice Arlos Gallery, NY and the DNA Gallery in Provincetown. He resides in North Truro with his wife Janice Redman and son Alexander.