Instructor: Mary Giammarino, 2-5pm
You can register for the class here or call the registrar at 617-717-9568,
In this course we will be studying and applying many of the fundamental techniques of plein air painting. Together, we will investigate light and its effect on our visual field and how to translate that onto a canvas. We will not employ formulas; there is no “correct” way to paint and no such thing as a “mistake.” It is my goal to equip you with the tools necessary for a lifetime of exploration with Plein Air painting. This workshop includes morning access to the studio during non-class time.
Winsor-Newton Artist Oils: Cadmium lemon, Cadmium yellow pale (Winsor yellow), Cadmium scarlet, Permanent rose, French ultramarine, Manganese blue hue, 200 ml tubes of Titanium white.
Gessoed panels: Masonite, Luan or birch plywood – Bring as many as 5-6 per day in a variety of sizes: 8×10″, 9×12″, 11×14″, 12×16″, 16×20″
Palette knife: Loew Cornell #J-15
Brushes: Variety of inexpensive brushes including flats, brights, rounds, #’s 6-14
Easel: Plein Air type: Stan-Rite #300, French box, or Porchade box. I use a gessoed board clipped to my Stan-Rite 300.
Turpentine: Weber Turpenoid Natural or Gamesol