After a successful workshop last year, the Atelier at Flowerfield is happy that John is again a part of our Atelier Summer Workshop Series. With a warm and unique touch in painting, celebrated artist John Traynor is the official painter of the US Open, with a successful painting and teaching career that spans Europe and the United States. John specializes in teaching students how to attain an atmospheric landscape using the colors seen in nature. He concentrates his teaching not on rules but on emphasizing the importances of the basic principles of painting. Over the three day workshop John will perform frequent demonstrations, and weather permitting, all student painting will be conducted outdoors. Some of the principles covered are:
• Atmospheric perspective
• Values to create light and shadow
• Progressions to describe the light source
• Organizing light in a painting
John C. Traynor spent his early years in New Jersey. His art studies began at Delbarton School in Morristown New Jersey; from there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven Connecticut, starting at the age of 16. He studied figure painting at the Art Students League of New York, as a merit scholar, with Frank Mason, as well as landscape painting with Mason in Vermont. John followed his studies with Mason by spending a year studying sculpture in Italy. John has made numerous painting expeditions to Ireland as well as trips to Holland, Italy, France, England, Scotland, Austria, Israel and many locations across the United States including Hawaii. John currently resides in southern New Hampshire in a quaint New England village with his wife Liz. Surrounding their home are many gardens that inspire John’s paintings. To learn more about John, click here.