Drawing & Painting

Plein Air Painting in Gouache

Jul 17 & 24 (2 day workshop)
All Levels
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Charley Parker
Members: $85
Non-Members: $105
A two-day workshop in painting outdoors with gouache (opaque watercolor), a fun and versatile water-based medium, well suited for painting on location. Techniques will include choosing a landscape composition, gouache paint handling, mixing a wide range of colors from a simplified palette, and creating textures for trees, grasses and other landscape elements. The workshop will feature both a demo painting by the instructor and individual instruction.
Supply List

Email rhowell@delart.org for a very detailed supply list with paint suggestions.

  • Paint: a core palette of gouache paint will be provided but participants are welcome to purchase additional paint or bring their own.
  • Paper: Strathmore Series 400 Mixed Media pads, 140lb or 300gsm, vellum surface, 9” x 12” or 6” x 8”
  • Mixing tray: Masterson Sta-Wet Handy Palette or any rectangular watercolor palette or mixing tray with a good size mixing area, or several mixing areas
  • Short handled synthetic brushes: 1/2 inch flat wash (or shader) - 2 of these), 1/4 inch flat wash (#6 or #8 flat shader) - 2 of these, #6 or #8 round, #2 round
  • 2 water containers: Larger jar to rinse brushes and smaller jar for clean water
  • 2 oz spray bottle for misting colors
  • Easel or outside painting set up
  • Paper towels
  • Pencils
  • Sketchbook for initial sketch
  • Viewfinder (optional)
  • Sunscreen, hat, drink since painting outside