Anton Nowels

Plein Air Still Life: Creating the Illusion of Light using Color

Anton Nowels

Plein Air Still Life: 

Creating the Illusion of Light using Color

February 4, 2022-February 6, 2022
Full Day 6 hours 9-4
$310/3 day Workshop

This three day Plein Air workshop is broken down into three parts with a demo in the morning and painting time after lunch. The first day will be to demonstrate how to paint in color with higher saturation while separating warms and cools. Day two the student will be shown how to adjust the amount of saturation and think of color in terms of relationships. Day three students will be given a demo on edges and interpretation while given more time to paint and get one-on-one feedback.


Anton Nowels Plein Air Painter

Anton Nowels

Learn more about Anton Nowels on his website .

Anton Nowels is an accomplished artist with exhibitions at a national level. His work was juried into both the 2019 American Impressionist Society’s 20th Annual National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York and the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nowels is a two-time Guest Artist at the Thunderbird Foundation’s Maynard Dixon Country event in Mt. Carmel, Utah. Additionally he has won many awards for his work. Nowels was the 2019 Best in Show winner at the Arizona Plein Air Painters juried members show, judged by Mitch Baird. In 2018 he was the Second Place winner at the prestigious Scottsdale Artists’ School’s Best and Brightest Show. In 2017, Nowels won First Place at the Bisbee Plein Air Festival.

Nowels has been practicing art since 2000. His first solo show was at age 24 on Grand Avenue in Downtown Phoenix. In 2007, he was juried into a solo exhibition at Burton Barr Public Library’s Central Gallery. Nowels continued to show work in downtown Phoenix before returning to Arizona State University to finish his BA in 2008. His work is experimental by nature and is reflective of his Interdisciplinary Art and Performance degree.

Nowels is a local workshop instructor at the prestigious Scottsdale Artists’ School. His workshop and artwork explore Impressionists’ approaches taught by Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, and Sergei Bongart. In additional, he enjoys painting a variety of subjects and experimenting with painting techniques. Nowels is represented by the Thunderbird Foundation in Mt. Carmel, Utah. He is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America, a member of the American Impressionist Society, and Juried Member of Arizona Plein Air Painters.


Anton Nowels’ workshop Plein Air Still Life: Creating the Illusion of Light Using Color – was an intensive weekly class of 4 parts that really delved into color and it’s relationship to form and light. Using effective demos and hands on assurance students were able to make that step beyond the usual. I found it to be a highly entertaining and useful class series. I would certainly recommend this class.


Painting outdoor still life with Anton is not to be missed. Anton explains his approach during his demos and helps you see color. Anton is also generous with his time spent with each student.


Tubac School of Fine Art

the Adult Education Division of Tubac Center of the Arts


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Tubac, AZ

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