Painting will invariably be reduced down to skill and content, neither ever successfully divorcing itself from its partner if art is to reach its greatest aspirations. It is to say that one cannot observe the creative phenomenon independently of the form in which it is made manifest.
I propose that we as artists are to bring order out of chaos and to untangle the tangled possibilities that exist when ones thoughts are vague. Integrity of mind leads to integrity in art, and one cannot have a vague set of principles and maintain integrity.
I will be calling upon your taste and feeling for order and discipline. My teaching is not about a set of abstracted theorems anymore than it is about my private feelings. Painting is in the making and there is no escaping that.
The value of my thoughts has been tested in my own experiences. I will not be offering you a series of opinions. Rather I offer a body of findings that have been developed in actual practice.
-W. Truman Hosner
Master Pastelist IAPS, PSEC, PSA / Distinguished Pastelist -PSWC
The Art of the Portrait in Open Air
One-Day Master Class: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Paso Robles, California
The Art of the Figure in Open Air
One-Day Master Class: Monday, May 27, 2013
Paso Robles, California
Located in beautiful Northern Michigan, each seminar is an intimate 5-day experience with the class size limited to a maximum of 8 participants per seminar. There are demonstrations by Mr. Hosner and student work under instruction during each day. Followed by an evening meal, the seminar continues with lively group discussion led by Mr. Hosner. The remainder of the evening is used in small group discussion before retiring to bed and rest for the next days work.
Seminar I -Basic: Fundamentals in Art; composition, design and developing a personal visual vocabulary.
Seminar II -Intermediate: Outdoor landscape painting; descriptive and lyrical painting through color and light.
Seminar III -Advanced: Painting the figure outdoors; drawing organic figures with connectivity and movement.
Admission is by Digital-Portfolio Submission
All Mediums Accepted
"Dreaming" shows us Hosner at his best... Hosner's en plein air intimacy makes the painting memorable as his model's preoccupied gaze, coupled with her loosely flowing hair, give the painting a mystery that richly deepens its composition. "Dreaming" accomplishes a feat that few artworks attain: Hosner provides us with a glimpse of another person's spirit by turning daydream into reverie.
-John Carlos Cant