Plein Air Painting
Continuing Education Course
This course will introduce you to the joys and challenges of painting on location. We will paint outdoors at sites such as Central Park, Madison Square Park, Battery Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as well as points north along the Hudson River. Topics will include linear and atmospheric perspective, the visual properties of water, perspective of cast shadows, composition, scale and color theory. On overcast days students can focus on one painting for the entire session; on sunny days, to make the most of the shifting light, two pieces will be worked on. We will paint indoors on rainy days using high-resolution images of landscapes or reproductions of landscape paintings as reference. Students may work in the medium of their choice. Individual guidance based on each student’s skill level will be provided.
NOTE: Please bring a portable easel to each session. A lightweight telescoping tubular Stanrite easel is recommended