Announcing a plein air May workshop in beautiful, historic Charleston and Sullivan’s Island, SC. This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of color, value, drawing, and design while using the wet-on-wet or alla prima approach. Emphasis will also be placed on painting technique and problem solving. The goal of your time will be to advance your skills in the direct painting method and solidify development and execution of your painting. Come ready to learn and laugh! Artists of all levels are welcome. Call Edward Dare Gallery to sign up! 843.853.5002
Charleston is a priceless relic of the old south, brimming with history that waits to be explored. The region is known for its enchanting beaches, remarkable architecture, and beautiful hidden gardens. We will paint in the historic ambience of the city’s old and historic district, then enjoy time at the Shem Creek boardwalk painting the beauty of the area there. This workshop will coincide with the first Friday May Artwalk in the historic district. If you have never been to an artwalk in Charleston you are in for a treat. I will also be having a solo show that night at Edward Dare Gallery on gallery row.
Ralph Grady James’ work is collected nationally and internationally. His wildlife work adorns the collection of the largest natural science museum on the east coast, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, as well as the renowned Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wisconsin, which houses the internationally recognized Birds in Art collection. However, Ralph is a multi-genre artist and switches easily between landscape, still life, figurative, and wildlife works. Ralph loves sharing his knowledge and is excited to have the opportunity to bring this event to such a beautiful and inspiring area.