Drawing & Painting

A Practical Guide to Plein Air Painting Workshop 

May 13
All Levels
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Frank DePietro 
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95
This one-day workshop will take painters of all experience levels outdoors to capture the local landscape at Gibralter’s, Marian Coffin Gardens. The focus will be on finding composition, capturing light, shadow and color, using a direct painting approach. Concepts of brush work, color theory, linear and aerial perspective will be touched upon as we work through our paintings. Demonstrations and a supply list will be given in oils but all mediums are welcome. Instruction will be tailored to student’s individual needs. Students will meet via zoom one week before the workshop to go over location and supplies.
Supply List
  • Paint: Windsor & Newton Winton suggested 
    • 200ml Titanium white 
    • 37ml Burnt Sienna 
    • 37ml Cadmium Red Hue 
    • 37ml Cadmium Yellow light Hue 
    • 37ml Cerulean Blue Hue 
    • 37ml French Ultramarine Blue 
    • 37ml Viridian Green Hue 
    • 37ml Alizarin Crimson 
    • 37ml Sap Green 
      • Optional Recommended colors 
        • Raw Umber 
        • Dioxazine Purple 
        • Permanent Rose 
        • Yellow Ochre 
        • Magenta 
        • Cadmium Green 
  • Travel Easel and any other portable furniture (chair, table etc…) 
  • 12”x16” disposable palette 
  • Palette knife 
  • Pre-stretched canvas or canvas boards, 11”x14” or 16”x20”, primed with medium gray acrylic paint 
  • Glass jar with lid  
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits  
  • Paper Towels 
  • Brushes:
    • #2 Filbert bristle brush  
    • #4 Filbert bristle brush 
    • #6 filbert bristle brush 
    • White Nylon (oil and acrylic) Brushes      
    • #2, 4, 6, bright 
    • Painting Medium  
    • Palette Cup 
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