STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM WORKSHOP DETAILS
“PLEIN AIR PRIMER” WORKSHOP by Chula Beauregard
May 21, 28, June 4, and June 11, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursdays
Cost: $175/student for four days
Skill Level: All levels are welcome
Outdoor oil painting has fundamental techniques and materials that can always be revisited, no matter what skill level or experience you have had. This “Plein Air Primer” workshop is designed to get the outdoor painter ready for the glorious season of Summer in Steamboat. Whether it has been one year, ten, or you have never done it, we will get you ready to enjoy painting “en plein air” this summer. Be prepared to paint outdoors each week, with the Steamboat Art Museum Studio space available in case of bad weather.
Below is a recommended palette for Oil and Acrylic painters. Any professional grade will do! Avoid “hues.” At the very least you’ll want to include a large tube of each of the following primary colors + white. Tier 2 includes other colors that are good to have, if you want to expand your palette.
Titanium White (large tube)
Alizarin Crimson (Permanent)
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Yellow Light
Transparent Red Oxide
Flats, Brights, or Filberts recommended for the majority of the work. Have a good range of sizes: 2,6,8,10,12,16 but make sure to include BIG brushes!
At least 5 canvas/linen panels OR primed or gessoed hardboard panels (such as Gessoboard). Stretched canvas not recommended. Keep sizes between 8×10 and 12×16.
Paper Towels – thick blue mechanics paper towels or Viva
Solvent – Odorless Turpenoid or odorless mineral spirits or Spike of Lavender
Wet Canvas Carrier (RayMar panel carrier, for example)
– I recommend a Field Easel or Pochade box (The Prolific, Strada, Open Box M, Guerrilla Painter, Soltek, etc.) or a Julian French Easel.
Outdoor essentials – Drinking Water! And a sun hat!
Visual Resources – Landscape photos/studio reference materials in case of inclement weather.
Additional Items to Consider
Neutral-Colored Clothing (bright colors reflect)
Dress in Layers
Hand Cleaner (Fast Orange or baby oil)
Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson
Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne