Plein Air: Outdoor Painting in Oil – Summer

5:30pm - 8:30pm
May 21, 2024 - July 02, 2024
Instructor: Alan Tarbell

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Capture the essence of place in a landscape painting. Focusing on light, color, and color mixing, you'll learn to create atmosphere and a sense of distance. Working from life, you'll gain tools to create vibrant scenes that tell a story. For intermediate to advanced students comfortable with oil paints.


Materials List:

  • Small Portable Easel
  • A warm and cool of each of the 3 primary colors: 38ml tubes
    • These colors are chosen specifically to understand the mixing of colors while painting. They are simplified to maximize the possibilities while gaining a comprehension of color theory. Alan specifically uses Daler-Rowney Georgian oil color for artists (for best color & economy)
      • Red-  Warm: Cadmium Red Light Hue, Cool: Alizarin Crimson
      • Yellow- Warm: Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cool: Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
      • Blue- Warm: Coeruleum Blue Hue, Cool: French Ultramarine Blue
      • Titanium White
  • Additional paint: primarily for under-painting and a foundation of light: Acrylic - Transperant Raw Sienna (2 oz)
  • Refined Linseed Oil
  • Thinner – Neutral Thin by Eco House
  • Brushes: ½ in, ¾ in, & 1½ in. (or similar) Flat or Filbert
  • Natural hog hair bristle or synthetic bristle combo
  • Palette, wood or plastic
  • Canvas: Multiple prepared (sealed with gesso) canvases, wood or masonite. 16 x 20” or larger preferred (canvas boards OK)
  • Silcoil Brush Cleaning Tank for Thinner
  • Jar, 8oz. resealable small container for linseed oil
  • Rags/Apron/Old clothes
  • Box for materials

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