May 20 - 22 No Stress Plein Air 3 day Workshop

Painting at Tallulah Gorge at our last trip to Parker Ranch

May 20 - 22 No Stress Plein Air at the Parker Ranch in Clayton GA

Stay together, paint together.

The Parker Ranch

 in Clayton Ga is a cozy gathering place. The owners, Becky and Paula have hosted my plein workshops several times and they always out do themselves to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Learn to capture the outdoor with a limited color palette and the palette knife. Working from the landscape is such a great way to improve your paintings, but it can be overwhelming when just starting out. In this class, I'll help you with tips and tricks to setting up, how to find your focus, and get started. Using a limited palette will help you with color mixing and creating harmony in your paintings.  I love the energy working with a palette knife brings to my paintings. An added bonus - no cleaning your brushes!! You will learn different ways to use the knife to get your desired effect.

Classes  Times

12 - 5 Friday, 10 - 5 Sat, & 10 - 3 Sunday

Cost $225 Includes daily instruction and demos in the field and one on one instruction throughout  the day. Nightly social hour with wine and cheese

Breakfast each morning is provided by the Ranch with your reservation.

100.00 holds your spot.

Deadline to sign up is May 14 th.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge

Becky Hoover


You can request a private or shared room.

Register here

What's not included:


Lunches and dinner

Painting supplies

Supply list 

This is a rain or shine event. Bring photos to work from just in case we have bad weather.

Here is a


 to a great post from fellow artist Lori Putman with tips for flying with you paints.

*For those that arrive early on Thursday, we'll get a little painting done.

** I have a few extra plein air easels if you are new. Just let me know right away if you need one.

The Parker Ranch

The Parker Ranch is a laid back loge built in 1907 as an Atlanta family summer home in Clayton GA. It has 6 rooms all with private baths. Some are double occupancy - two beds - so you can share rooms  if you'd like, and one cabin. Clayton is just under 2 hours from Atlanta, world away. The Lodge is about one mile from town with good restaurants and lots of charm.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge

Becky Hoover


Close by

Lake Burton

Dillard House

Talulah Gorge and Day Use Area

Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is made ten or more days prior to beginning workshop date, a full refund will be made.  If cancellation is made less than 10 days prior to beginning of workshop, half of the workshop fee will be refunded.  Cancellations of 5 days or less from beginning date of workshop, no refunds issued. If workshop is cancelled by the artist, the entire workshop fee will be refunded.  If flying, it is advised that you purchase refundable airline tickets in the event of a cancellation