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Catching the Light
Discover the joy of painting the living, breathing landscape
January 26- February 2, 2022

with Gaye Adams

 

When we paint from photos, much nuance is lost to us, and a sense of place and experience and energy is often sacrificed as we are painting a moment frozen in time.  Painting the landscape from life in real time can feel daunting, but it is also exhilarating and  serves as a super highway to improving your painting skills.
This workshop will lay out an approach for capturing the atmosphere, mood and light in the transient landscape.  It will break down the process into bite size chunks that will empower painters to start and complete a field study in a limited amount of time.

Bring your enthusiasm and energy, and let's have a wonderful time exploring the amazing experience of painting on location.

 


 

While you're busy creating art, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will be working hard, ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. Outstanding food, accommodations, and field trips will satisfy your desires for both comfort and adventure.


Workshop Instructor:
GAYE ADAMS

Contact info for Gaye:
www.gayeadams.com
email: gayemadams@gmail.com

Gaye has enjoyed working professionally as an artist for over 30 years. During that time she has explored most mediums and subject matter. Through it all what remains constant is her delight with painting the effects of light and atomosphere, which is the signature of her work.

An avid plein air painter, she not only enjoys the process of immersing herself in nature, but finds the knowledge and experience gained painting in the field is key in informing her larger studio works.

The artist currently holds a Senior Signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists and a Master Pastellist status with the Pastel Artists of Canada. In addition she is an involved member of the Artists for Conservation organization.

Gaye currently is working primarily in oils because it lends itself so well to painting on location, and enjoys travelling to remote and pristine locations, primarily in BC, for the love and challenge of it.

In addition to her field and studio work, Gaye is a popular art instructor and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with her students both here and abroad.

She currently serves as Standards Chair with the Federation of Canadian Artists and works out of her home studio in Langley, BC.

Gaye's Artwork










Tentative Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary might change due to travel restrictions

Wednesday
Arriving to Puerto Vallarta Airport
Driving to Casa Buena,

Settling in, Dinner

Thursday
7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast

setting up your work space
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, Dinner
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

Friday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, Dinner
Free time

Saturday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, critique
Dinner at Casa Manana Hotel

Sunday
Early start at 6:30, light breakfast,
7:30 organized tour to the Jungle

Exploring Old Fort and shopping at San Blas,

Lunch at the beach
relax for the rest of the day
or
return to you studio to paint

Dinner

Monday
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
Going to Tepic, the Capital of Nayarit, for PCR Covid test

Exploring downtown, sketching
Returning to Casa Buena

Happy hour
Dinner
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

Tuesday
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour
Art Show and Tell
Dinner

Wednesday
8am - 9am Breakfast
Transport to PV Airport

Art Supplies for the Workshop


Click here to see supply list


COST

A. for a workshop participant: $1950.00 CAD
including Instructions,
most art supplies, 7 days accommodation,
transportation from and to Puerto Vallarta,
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
entertainment and a field trip to the Jungle.

B. for a non painting partner of a friend: $1200.00 CAD
including 7 days accommodation,
transportation from and to Puerto Vallarta,
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
entertainment and a field trip to the Jungle.

We can arrange other activities, like fishing, whale watching, bird watching, etc upon request for an extra fee.

Payment Options

A. Pay in full $1950.00 CAD upon registration via email transfer to janerom@shaw.ca

B. Make a deposit of $500.00 CAD and pay balance 45 days before the retreat.

Payment Method

A. send your check (Money draft or certified check if outside of Canada) made payable to Jane Romanishko (contact Jane for her mailing address)
B. Email your money to janerom@shaw.ca

C. Pay via Paypal
NOTE: There will be 5% extra transaction fee added for using paypal.

Deposit


Cancellation Policy

A. If your workshop is cancelled due to Instructor's unavailability, you will be notified immediately and you will receive a full refund.

B. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 45 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 100% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation. You can transfer your payment to another person or any other options that Casa Buena has to offer.

C. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 30 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 70% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation.

D. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 14 days or less prior to the retreat, Casa Buena Art Retreat will not issue any refunds or transfers to other session. Your only choice is to transfer your payment to another person.


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