Plein Air for beginners 👩‍🎨

I will be giving a free demonstration on Tuesday, June 5th on how to set up the plein air easel, mix paints and decide on a subject. You will learn how to create a foundation of light, dark and mid tones and finally how to begin. There are enough kits for 3 beginners, more are welcome if you have your own plein air equipment, brushes and paints. After the demonstration you will be able to try your hand at a small painting 🙂

Attending the demonstration is free 🙂  If you want to try your hand at a wee painting it will be $50.00.  I will provide the plein air kit, paints, brushes and canvas – all included with the fee 🙂

If you enjoy yourself and want to continue we can arrange private or semiprivate sessions on days of the week that work best for you. (see classes for prices).

The demonstration will be on June 5th, 9:30-10:30.  Painting your first painting will be from 10:30-12:30 🎨  If there is enough interest I may repeat this demo and painting session on other dates in coming weeks.

I only have room for three students per group session unless you have your own kit and supplies, so please let me know soon if you want to join the class 🙂

Painting in Vickie’s beautiful garden.

How do I get that color? :O)

Back by popular demand 🙂  If you missed this class the first time around here’s your chance to learn about mixing a limited watercolor palette and finding those elusive colors.  You will have a lovely color chart for reference and an understanding of color that will help your future paintings. You will see how expansive your choices of colors are once you learn how to combine and glaze colors. 🙂

Class will be at Lasdon Arboretum on June 5th, 12th and 19th – Tuesdays from 1-4pm –  $125.00 for the three day session. (minimum of 3 people needed to run class)

This video will give you a window into what we will be doing 🙂


Summer sessions starting in June :O)

Nature Journaling and Plein Air Painting will be offered this summer.  After a long winter it will be so nice to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful gardens and parks around us.  Please go to the “Classes” link for details 🙂

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Hilltop Morning © laura gould