Instructor: Dennis Lucas
This workshop is for beginners as well as experienced Artists. Plein air painting the Cape School way is the use of color to express on canvas a quality of light and temperature in the open air.
Discover how to capture the essence of a subject, rather than its detail, through liberating strokes of vibrant color. We will explore the impressionist technique of rapid wet-on-wet painting. Beginning with basic block studies to understand color relationships and the warm and cool colors of our palette, followed by painting in the great outdoors. From Beach Forest to McMillan Wharf, from sunny dunes to the glorious beaches on the National Seashore, everything is available to capture on canvas here in Provincetown.
The Cape School of Art
The first outdoor school of painting in America began down on the shores of Cape Cod over one hundred years ago. The school’s mission is to educate the Artist in the perception and use of color and light in representational painting.
Oil (preferred) or Acrylic Paints A full palette of colors
Palette knives brushes and Paper Towels
Canvases – masonite/stretched (2 per day) 12 x 16 “ or larger
Non-toxic or odorless paint thinner please. Some Artists use walnut, vegetable or linseed oil and Wesson oil for clean-up.
Clamps to secure canvas (umbrella for bright or rainy day) to easel
for sunny days – hats, bottled water, sunblock
Masks preferred and hand sanitizer
In the event we paint in more congested or public area’s there will be a parking fee. Many lots in Provincetown charge a $3.50 hourly rate.