Mitch Baird- Seeing and Capturing your Subject: 2-Day Workshop, June 9 & 10, 2019 (Evening Demo and Lecture, June 8)


June 9-10 (Evening demo/lecture, June 8)
Sunday & Monday (Saturday evening demo)

What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist?   Find the answer by joining Mitch Baird for a lively plein air painting experience capturing the beauty Bainbridge Island. This workshop will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject and as an artist, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto the canvas.  We will discuss the way the optics of the eye work, as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere, and space.  The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and larger masses.  This workshop is for all skill levels and individual attention will be a high priority.

All skill levels

Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor. (Demo’s will be done in Oil)

9 in stock


About Mitch Baird
As a representational painter, Mitch believes that painting is a celebration of life and the beauty that surrounds us. He is devoted to the traditions of the late 19th century artists who looked to the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color, and design. Seeking out this inspiration, Mitch works directly from life to capture the qualities and nuances of natural light and color harmony. He has a strong conviction that great artistic communication depends on good draftsmanship, design, and vision. His artistic desire is to “portray a positive visual statement and hope the viewer will experience what I see and in some sense be inspired, uplifted, or moved by my painting, whether it is of a small intimate setting or a grandiose subject.”
Mitch resides in the desert southwest in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Emily and children Siena and Spencer. He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America as well as a member of the American Impressionist Society and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.