Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $100.00 Adults.  Some painting experience necessary.

Payment/registration deadline:           August 30th                                                   

Supply list needed. (See below)

Students will experience the joy of painting en Plein Air – with natural outdoor light, in the fresh air.  Students will meet at the parking lot of the Headwaters of the Wisconsin River, then hike a short trail to the site on Lac Vieux Desert Lake.   Using the natural surroundings as inspiration, Barbara will work in the alla- prima style of painting – wet on wet.  She will also focus on composition, value, lights, shadows, and color mixing, along with learning about transparent colors vs. opaque.  She will take it slow so students can absorb a little each day.  If you have never painted with oils, this will be a great introduction.  And, if you already have some experience, you will still learn something new!

To reach the headwaters – from State Highway 45 North (between Conover & Land O’ Lakes), turn east on Highway E.  In 2.7 miles turn left on South Shore Road.  A parking lot will be less than a mile down the road, on the right.

Supply List:  Bring any Oil Painting Supplies you may already have.  Canvas will be provided.

Dress for the outdoors and insects.                                                                                                            Bring a hat & wear hiking boots, or shoes with good support for uneven ground.                      Standing easel needed w/optional umbrella.                                                                                         Your regular kit of painting supplies including:


2 each   Size 4 – Filbert Brushes – Natural Bristle                                                                                                 1 each  Size 8 Filbert  Hog Bristle Brush

Oil Paints:  Size 37ml or 40ml Tubes

Titanium White           French Ultra Marine Blue      Cobalt Blue                                                        Greenish Yellow        Cadmium Lemon Yellow       Permanent Rose       Indian Yellow            Cadmium Red or Alizarin Crimson    (Recommended brands:  Windsor Newton, Utrecht & Rembrandt)


Paper towels and Turpenoid or other odorless paint thinner.   Apron or smock.