Peter Fiore oil painting

Peter Fiore

Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photograph

July 27 - August 2, 2014

Medium: Oil

Level: All Levels
5-Day Mostly Indoor Class

Peter Fiore's 5 day workshop will teach you how to fill your paintings with light and energy while using photography for reference. Learn how to interpret light, control color, key your paintings and create solid value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood that you are after. You will learn to redesign the elements of the photo to create a more dynamic and compelling painting. Demonstrations, painting exercises, critiques and discussion of materials, techniques, and common problems will all be a part of this workshop. Class will be held mostly indoors and students should bring 5-10 landscape photographs (5x7 or larger) to work from. Also, students should bring a digital camera. They will spend some time outside photographing and learning how to make solid reference. A list of materials will be sent ahead of time.

Fiore has been painting and exhibiting his work for almost 30 years. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute and painting at the Art Students League in New York City. He has illustrated thousands of projects, collaborated on more than 20 children's books including Lynne Cheney's NY Times Best Seller When Washington Crossed the Delaware. He was recently featured in Fine Art Connoisseur as an artist to watch. He has received over 75 distinguished awards including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators where he was president from 1993 to 1995. Most recently, he was awarded First Place for landscape in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition. He's been on the faculty at Pratt Institute, Syracuse University and presently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has given numerous guest lectures and workshops on painting. Fiore's landscape paintings are widely collected and are in many corporate and private collections. His work is represented in prestigious galleries across the country.

Peter Fiore oil painting
Peter Fiore painting

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