The Five Minute Landscape

Tuesday Jan 10 2017   12:30 PM
Crissy Field Center   1199 East Beach, San Francisco , CA  map

In this workshop, we  will explore landscape drawing on the run- how to draw and paint a landscape in five minutes or less, while standing up, in wet weather. Learn how to see basic shapes, simplify values, and discard unnecessary detail. I will demonstrate several techniques including water soluble pen, aquash pencil, limited palette watercolor, Tombo pen, and  graphite pencil.

Suggested Equipment List

You will be fine with just a sketchbook and pencil but consider bringing the following tools so you can draw along with the demonstrations.

  • Tombo Dual Brush Pen N75-Cool Gray 3 – SKU# 56639
  • Tombo Dual Brush Pen N95-Cool Gray 1 – SKU# 56644
  • Pilot Razor Point Pen, Black
  • Dark Gray or Dark Brown Watercolor Pencil
  • Portable watercolor set and waterbrush
  • Dark graphite pencil (2B or darker) and blending stomp.

No registration necessary, all ages and ability levels welcome. You must ring the doorbell at the Crissy Field Center to be let into the building. We will meet in the gathering room to your left as you walk in.

$20 suggested donation. Visit John Muir Law’s Website for more locations and dates.

John Muir LawsJohn Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a 2010 Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and has received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in environmental education. Visit his website at www.johnmuirlaws.com.