Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, April 26th, Spring Plein Air Workshop

This Spring I'm teaching the plein air workshop at Moody Mansion and possibly there Oleander Garden. We have special permission to paint there and it will be a lot of fun with some interesting viewpoints. This workshop is geared up for anyone new to plein air painting and for those who have painted before but find it difficult. I'll be going over some simple to do steps that will help you on your way. This one day workshop is designed to give you an overview of what it takes to plein air paint and also give you an actual demonstration of how to go about doing it. Class is open to all members and non members of the Galveston Art League.

My simple material list is as follows, Most if not all can be fit into a back pack:
Easel/Pochade Box with tripod
Brushes long handle bristles about 3-4 or what you normally use, sizes 6 flats, and a small round or rigger brush.
Oil Paints artist grade Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cadmium Red Light, Ultramrine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Orange
Small Palette Knife
Small can of brush Cleaner: Odorless Mineral Spirits or what you use
Can for the brush cleaner
Plastic Bag for dirty Rags/Towels
2 small panels 8x10 in size
Pencil 2b/ sharpener
Small Sketchpad approx 8x5 in size doesn't need to be big.

Saturday, April 26th
Class meets at : 9:30am at the Galveston Art League for signup and register
We will start around 10:15am at Moody Mansion and will last until 2:00pm
We will have a break in between and a demonstration as well.
Cost of this Workshop is $40
For directions to the Galveston Art League click here.
For directions to the Moody Mansion click here.

Any questions feel free to email me. My email is on the right side of the blog page. 

If your in need of a Pochade Box I can make one for you for $100 but please let me know a week before the 26th. Payment can be made using PayPal I can send you an invoice to make payment using credit card. The boxes I make can be mounted on a sturdy camera tripod with your tripods quick release plate. These boxes are very sturdy made of Birch and oak, have a removable palette and simple way of securing your panel/canvas using a bungee chord, and adjustable lid support. It's lightweight, and built like a tank. 

Close up of the pochade box

underside of the box and tripod quick release

Rough waters as seen in Plein Air Magazine interesting

Galveston State Park painting Group

Late evening on the Jetty

First day's a cold one

East Beach Painting Group

In process of doing a value demo during one of
my longer workshop's. 

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