October 23 & 26, 2020,  9 am – 4 pm

Lynx Lake and Watson Lake  

Demos in Watercolor and Oil

Acrylic painters also welcome


Painting out in the open air can be both exciting and intimidating, relaxing and frustrating, exhilarating and petrifying. Julie will address the idea that we can ;ind a spectrum of possibilities to make plein air painting work beautifully, even if you are not a hard core plein air painter. This workshop is dedicated to “light” plein air work - two days of enjoying autumn days at beautiful Lynx and Watson Lakes with no pressure! We will spend time sketching and ‘light” plein air painting and “photo-sketching” (using minimal plein air equipment – suggested supply list will be provided). You are welcome to bring any plein air setup you like, but a minimal set-up is encouraged to keep you mobile! In addition to traditional oil painting methods, a unique technique will be introduced for plein air oil - doing the block-in with watercolor, the more mobile medium.

You will be encouraged to find several scenes you would like to spend time with later in your studio, doing simple studies for that purpose - or starting a painting in a prescribed manner that lends itself to a studio finishing. There will be lessons that lead you through a process of simplifying a scene and maintaining the “plein air feel” when returning to the studio. If you decide to stay with one composition and develop it further, the choice is yours.

Both locations offer varied scenery with the opportunity for a bit of exploration, but there is plenty to see and paint if you don’t want to go far. There will be demos, instruction at all levels as needed, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting.

The follow-up Zoom class will feature a demo by Julie as well as an opportunity to have your work critiqued if you send it to Julie ahead of the class. There are ten days between the end of the plein air session and the Zoom class. 

Plein Air for Everyone with Julie Gilbert Pollard - 10/23 & 26

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