May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am – June 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St NE
Lowell, MI 49331

Please join national, award-winning landscape artist Greg LaRock as we explore the landscape through the studio process! Selecting proper images to paint from is critical to the start of a successful painting. Understanding what makes for a good reference photo and how to edit is the key. In this workshop we will discuss:

• The process of painting the landscape using photo references

• What to look for and what to avoid in your image selection

• Understanding where the camera images fail and how to compensate

• Adjusting you images for better color and cropping

• Building a painting (16×20) in two sessions

My workshops are designed to take you to the next level in painting. They will cover:

• How to organize elements for successful composition

• The importance of shape division, shape balance and focal interests

• The construction of a painting: How to build it from the ground up.

• Achieving depth and atmosphere: What works and what doesn’t.

• Understanding the power of large masses.

• Colors and temperatures and how they relate to your values.

And much more! We will cover the entire painting process from concept to completion. Don’t miss out!


Student Level: Advanced Beginner and up. Students should have a basic understanding of how to set up their easel and work with their materials, plus some paint mixing experience. You should also have a knowledge of perspective and a capable drawing ability.

Objective: To improve your painting approach and provide information to help you understand how to create a more successful painting. If you feel you’ve reached a “plateau” in your work or are having problems with composition, values and simplification, then this workshop can help.

What To Expect: I try to give students a solid foundation to build upon and the tools to improve. This is based in the structure of a painting and understanding how to make things read correctly. I’ll show each student what’s working in their own paintings and where the problem spots are. I’ll point out the fundamentals of good design and proper organization of elements. Although, due to the limited amount of instructional time in a workshop, no one will become a master overnight, nor are there magical shortcuts or equipment. Only with hard work and perseverance, will one be able to meet the individual goals as a painter.


• On location demos: My demos cover the entire painting process from concept to completion. I’ll talk through every step of the process so you will see and understand exactly how I work and think.

• Individual instruction at each student’s easel.

• Group critique at the end plus personal critiques of student’s work brought from home.

• Free goodies for all students.