iPad Painting with Jonathon Sobol
NAME: Jonathan Sobol
ARRIVED IN TAOS: 1983
OCCUPATION: Painter, all media and painting instructor
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Numerous one-man exhibits around the country plus a member of Student of the Artists of Safed, Israel; Art Academy of Jerusalem – Bezalel; Student of John Howard Sanden, NYC Portraiture; Member, Portrait Club of New York; Member, Glass Art Society, G.A.S.
FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT TAOS:
• The night skies
• The clean water and air
• The mountain trails
• The people themselves
ADVICE FOR VISITORS: “Let your passions show you where you need to be.”
Immerse yourself in the artistic traditions of Taos during your travels! And do it utilizing today’s mediums – the iPhone or iPad– the hottest new way to express yourself. All you need are some interesting Taos vacation photos – people, landscapes or still life compositions work equally well – along with the desire to learn and grow with this intuitive new ‘studio in your pocket’ program!
The multi-faceted Taos painter Jonathan Sobol says of his journey: “I've been in Taos for 29 years. I came here initially to get away from a crazy world and work in peace, where I could have contact with nature and people who still have a traditional relationship with the land and nature. I discovered the open arms of the Taoseños and their warm reception of folks who don't take themselves too seriously. My favorite experiences are the night skies, the clean water and air, the mountain trails and above all, the people themselves. Taos is a 'Land Apart' from the rest of the country in the best sense.”
Sobol offers a full-day technical workshop that lets you explore the serious painting app ‘Brushes 3’ which you can download onto your devices from the Apple App store to bring out the “iArtist” in you.
In this workshop, he shares his experiences working with the program, which will really cut down on your technical learning curve. It will also touch on fine art aspects of painting. Although you can paint with your fingers, many people find a stylus to be more comfortable. A stylus is slimmer than a finger and you’ll see more of what you are painting.
And best of all, you’ll leave the workshop with your very own work of art as a memento of your Taos visit.
Image is a self portrait of Sobol drawn on his iPad.
Jonathan can be reached at 575.779.5247
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