Plein Air painting is a wonderful addiction, a chance to be outside and to paint Maryland forests, farmyards and local villages.
The instructor, Diane Gibson, has been plein air painting in Maryland and while hiking for many years in England, France, and China. Foremost influences on her style have included Tony Couch, Fritz Briggs, John Salminen, Tony van Hasselt, and the famed English painters, David Curtis and Edward Seago.
As a 40 year member and past President of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, she believes that improvement in one’s painting involves continually taking courses whenever you can as well as painting in the studio and outside on a regular basis. Accepting the inevitable frustration and maintaining the courage to solve a conceptual or a technical problem area in your painting is essential to success.
This plein air event will take place at a farm in northern Baltimore County and will teach you how to:
Plan and arrange a composition based on a scene which attracts you
Position three values—light, medium & dark
Use a limited palette of six warm and cool primary watercolors
Use a majority of soft and a minimum of hard edges.
This one-day course will include:
a brief orientation lecture,
a watercolor demonstration,
individual instruction and a group critique.
Artist quality watercolors including:
Paper: Arches ¼ or ½ sheets or
16” x 20” or 12” x 16” blocks
Brushes: large 1” to 2” flat brush, # 6 or #8 round brush, small liner
Easel, water container, masking tape, pink eraser, Kleenex, sponge and umbrella to either put into the ground or on your easel to protect you from the sun.
Don’t forget to bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists!
Mingodale Farm, Parkton Maryland
Location and directions will be sent to registrants prior to event.
Raindate: June 25
Member Registration Opens April 9th, 2016