Plein Air Sketch from a Hillside on the North San Clemente Coast, 12 x 16 inches, oil on birch panel

 

Found a quiet, California hillside to paint my little oil sketch.  The afternoon ocean breeze was so refreshing.  Our June, that use to be a fog month, has turned into a cool, sunny July.

This was one of my first sketches outdoors for quite a while. I so enjoy teaching my indoor studio classes, nevertheless, It was good to take a break a feel the sunshine.

Nice to find a subject that still carries the look of the old Spanish village feel envisioned by the city fathers.  I entitled this sketch, North San Clemente Oil Sketch, 12 x 16 inches, oil on birch panel. If you are interested in purchasing this painting this painting, please send me an email at mark@kerckhoffpaintings.com

 

 

New Art Studio Class Offerings

Pacific Grove, 43x 67 inches

Pacific Grove, 43x 67 inches

Adding new class times!

Monday,1:30PM-4:30PM 
Wednesday, 10:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: San Juan Capistrano
Class size limit- 3. Early enrollment is advised.
Beginners to advance welcome.
This is an ongoing, weekly class, not a workshop
Learn to paint in oils, acrylics, and pastels.
Drawing, value, color will be emphasized.
Learn to break the old habits and avoid pitfalls.
My goal is for you to reach your own artistic vision.
There will be demonstrations by the instructor.
Contact me at: 949-226-1111 or mark@kerckhoffpaintings.com
 

Plein Air Desert Color Workshop, February 25th-26th, 2014

 

 

Afternoon, Whitewater Canyon, 6 x 8 inches, oil on panel

California Desert Impressionist Painting Workshop

February 25 – 26, 2014

Location: Anza Borrego Desert

Class time: 9:30AM – 4PM,

Tuition: $225

All levels welcome. Media: Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel

Mark Kerckhoff’s knowledge of California Plein Air painting will be demonstrated

in this 2-day workshop. Classes will include demonstrations and personal instruction.

You will learn how to start a painting with a strong design, tonal understanding and color.

Beginning students are always welcome.

Media: Oil, Acrylic and Pastel

Painting locations have been personally chosen with a painter’s eye.

Class size is limited to 7. Early registration is advised.

Questions about the class and lodging will be answered at:

mark@kerckhoffpaintings.com or (949) 226-1111.

 

 

 

Windy afternoon, Indio, 18 x 24, oilon Linen

Windy afternoon, Indio, 18 x 24, oilon Linen

 February 17th-19th , 2014 - FULL
New Class Offering!
Anza Borrego Plein Air Painting Workshop
February 25th and 26th, 9:30AM −4PM
Class size is limited  to 7 students. Early registration is advised.
Call for details and lodging info at: (949) 226-1111 or
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Kerckhoff Art Studio Classes
Class size limited to 3 artists.
Monday- 2PM to 5PM,
Thursday- 10AM – 1PM, 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Friday, 9:30AM – 12:30PM,
Saturday 10:30 AM – 1:30PM
All levels welcome.  This not a workshop, but an ongoing,weekly class. Classes are held in beautiful San Juan Capistrano
Learn to use charcoal, paint in oils, acrylics, and pastels.
Drawing, value, color, and composition will be emphasized.
Learn to break the old habits and avoid pitfalls.
My goal is for you to reach your artistic vision.
There will be demonstrations by the instructor in the usage
of various media.
Contact me at: 949-226-1111 or mark@kerckhoffpaintings.com