Plein Air Oil Painting for Beginners (May 10)

Crisp Museum

Fee and pre-registration required.

May 10, 17, 24, 31   from 10 a.m.-Noon

Ages 16 and up

Each class starts by watching a demo painting started in various locations. It only takes an inspiration, a quick sketch, color mixing, and a simplified painting to capture the true brilliance of nature and more specifically, light. Each of those steps can contain tremendous amounts of knowledge. Big issues such as color mixing, wind, light affecting vision and light constantly changing, standing/sitting, wet canvas and pallet, and uneven ground will be introduced. Start a painting on your own following that Monday’s instruction. Determine shapes, value, intensity, and temperature. Your work is to be shared for critique at the beginning of the next class. Participants may paint indoors as they look outdoors or be outside. Should you have access to a french easel, use it, but it is not required.

This class will require 8″x10″ canvases, a dual primary oil paint pallet plus white, black, and burnt umber, with a range of bristle and synthetic brushes and a paint knife.

Contact Flentge eflentge@semo.edu or 573.651.2260 with questions.
Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

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