1 Day Workshop 10 - 3 pm $125
No stress introduction to plein air. Enjoy painting outside and the companionship of other painters. Painting out in the open can be exhilarating, but it can also be overwhelming in the beginning. What kind of equipment do I need? How do I set up? What do I take? How do I negotiate the ever-changing landscape?
The very things that make plein air paintings so lively are the very things that can make it such a challenge. In this course we will break it down into easy to manage steps. We will address things like traveling with paints and paintings, how to set up your equipment, simple color palette, the importance of value, and finding your focal point and more!
We will start indoors, cover how to start, and then move outside to capture the landscape. I will have several different types of easels and will cover each type of set up. Bring all of your paints and brushes and easels if you have one. I will have several easels available if you need one.
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Join me for a 1 day workshop to get you ready for plein air.
Sat, 10:00 am - 3:00pm If you have paints and brushes, we'll get out there and paint. No easel - No problem I have extra for rent $10.00
Plein air Suggested Supply List
New to plein air? Here are a few tips to help get you started.
Easel One that is easy to carry
palette - Wooden palette that you can clip to your easel or disposable. I use a 12 x 16 that fits in my Wet canvas carrier
Paints - I suggest a simple palette to start with
White - a big tube, a cool red and blue and a warm red and blue
Cad Yellow light or something similar
For Example: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow light, or hue, Ultramarine blue or Phtalo blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red or hue. I also like Sap Green and Naples Yellow. Be careful when buy Naples, some manufactors have too much white. I use Utrecht brand.
Canvas or panel I typically use 9 x 12 or 12 x 16
Any other colors that make you happy
If working in oils you will mix a lot of your colors. If working in acrylic, you might bring more pre mixed colors to help with dry time. Also a retarder and spray bottle for misting the color and a container for water to clean brushes
Sketch book and pencil
Paper towels, baby wipes, & trash bag
Brushes and palette knife of your choice
Brush cleaner and container with a tight lid to keep from spilling
Any medium you use to thin your paint.
Bottled water and a snack.
Chair and or table only if you want to carry it!
Sunscreen and bug spray
Back pack to put all supplies in.