Dale Laitinen Talks About Achieving Depth in a Painting – May 11

Dale Laitinen will give a talk about achieving depth in a painting at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on May 11 at the El Cerrito Community Center.

Big Sur, one of the most dramatic of all landscapes, will be his subject. The gut-sucking view looking down into the blue Pacific and its rugged surf will be the vantage point as if one were a condor soaring over the beaches. From construction lines to finished painting he will explain how to achieve depth in a painting. Dale Laitinen is a full-time painter who lives and maintains a studio in Mountain Ranch, California. He divides his time between the studio and his teaching workshops in the United States and abroad. Dale is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West, and has been published in many books and periodicals.

Most recently he is featured in March and April Artist’s Magazine. He has recently authored an art book of his work, “Blue Shadow Country”. His two art videos are “The Language of Landscape in Watercolor” and “Landscape Essentials”.

The May 11 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30, followed by the speaker.

El Cerrito Art Association meetings are open to the public, and visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information about this program, contact Barbara Daniell at 510-277-6996 or bdaniell1943@gmail.com. For more information about the Association, see www.elcerritoart.org. The Community Center is handicapped-accessible.