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Studio Practice: En Plein Air Painting with Keith Doles


Join local abstract painter, Keith Doles, for an afternoon of painting in the park.

On Saturday, November 13th, join artist, Keith Doles, for an afternoon of abstract en plein air painting in James Weldon Johnson Park, right across from the museum. There, he will teach guests to create a dynamic abstract landscape composition, giving his advice on perspective and technical practices during the process.

Artists of all levels of experience are welcome!

Please note: we ask that you come prepared with tools you’d like to experiment with, flat and round brushes, and a painting surface (we recommend an 8×10 in. or 9×12 in. size). MOCA is happy to provide the rest of what’s needed.

Here’s what we’ll set up for you:

  • Easel
  • Professional grade acrylic paints
  • Palette
  • Wide fan-shaped palette knife
  • A cup of water and a painter’s rag
  • Pencils


About the artist:

Keith Doles is an Abstract Expressionist painter and Florida native who graduated
from the University of North Florida with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2001. In
2005, he earned a Master of Arts in Business from Webster University where
he learned how to finance painting commissions and graphic design projects. His style
combines influences from Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. He was an instructor
at UNF and currently works as a resident artist at Jacksonville’s CoRK Arts District.

“My fascination with architecture began very early in life, and lately construction sites
symbolize rebuilding myself from the ground up. Infrastructure is the underlying
framework essential to make a society functional. The work in this series illustrates my
personal infrastructure – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.”

Doles’ work has been featured in exhibitions at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum,
Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport, MOCA Jacksonville’s Lab Gallery,
the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL.

Where to follow Keith Doles:

Instagram: @keithdoles

Facebook: Keith Doles, Artist

Website: https://www.keithdoles.com


Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions pleascontact us.
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Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions please email lexi@dtjax.org.