Would you like to try plein air painting? Join Beth Roy on Monday, Dec. 30th from 10:00 until 2:00 pm as she covers topics, equipment, and challenges to painting in the great outdoors, all in the warm and safe atmosphere of ARTworks Vass.
This will be an equipment shake down to see if your supplies will work well outdoors. You will also paint two still life arrangements to test your eye and challenge your skills.
Please Note: This is a class for current artist’s who would like to try plein air but don’t know if they have the right equipment and knowledge. Beth will give you suggestions on your equipment and provide shortcut ideas. This will be a standing class unless you bring your own camp stool.
This class is appropriate for oil painters with an intermediate to advanced level experience. Guests will need to bring all painting supplies. See recommended supply list below.
Plein Air Painting Supply List:
Tripod with pochade box or any type of French easel. The smaller the better. Your goal is to be able to carry everything in one trip.
Paints: Colors I recommend are: Gamblin cadmium yellow medium (if not Gamblin than CYlight in most others), Napthol red & ultramarine blue, titanium white & ivory black. Additional colors that are convenient to have: Daler-Rowney burnt sienna, M. Graham cadmium orange, thalo green & permanent rose. The fewer amount of paint tubes the better.
Solvent: for cleaning brushes Gamsol (odorless) or Turpenoid (odorless) in a travel safe container.
Brushes: Try to limit yourself to 5 brushes and one small palette knife.
Any boar, sable or squirrel bristles are fine. You should have at least three "flat" brushes size 2 thru 10. A "round" brush of any size 2-6. A small to medium size metal palette knife (plastic palette knives are not recommended). Synthetic brushes are suitable to start a painting with, but do not have consistency and long life. Brush carrying case.
Supports: (painting surface) Stretched or board canvas: 6X8 up to 9X12. Wet paint carrier. You still have to be able to make one trip when you’re done painting.
Small sketch book with good sketching pencil. I prefer a solid graphite pencil. A value finder (red see through to wipe out color).
Misc: nitrile gloves, clean rags and if necessary shop towels. Many artists are getting away from using paper towels due to excess garbage and leaving lint on canvas.
Camp stool if absolutely necessary and you can carry it.
Email supply questions to info@ARTworksVass.com at least 48 hours prior to class.