Joan Vienot Plein Air Painting Workshop – Three Days, with optional additional half-day on Selecting a Plein Air Subject
Joan Vienot will provide demonstration and instruction throughout each of the three 6-hour days of this workshop, with individual assistance and mentoring as participants practice the techniques and exercises and later, paint subjects of their own choosing.
This workshop will provide new insight to accomplished painters, and courage for the beginner, with focus on simplification of subject matter, using value and intensity to create believable composition, and enhancement of color through temperature relationship.
Joan will instruct in oils.
Skill level: moderate beginner through advanced
An optional half-day pre-workshop will help the painter decide how to choose a subject to paint en plein air, observing the changing light and shadow, practicing “thumbnail” sketching, and planning interesting compositions. Noon – 3pm.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. We will be outdoors.
Suggested Supplies, Optional Half-Day Pre-Workshop: Choosing a Plein Air Subject
- Sketchbook (Joan uses toned tan or toned gray)
- Soft pencil and sharpener
- White conte or pastel
- Viewfinder or phone camera
- Lightweight stool – optional
Joan Vienot — Three Day Workshop : Simplification — Supply List
In addition to all of the supplies above…
- Portable easel (Joan uses the James Coulter easel/palette system)
- At least 2 canvases or canvas panels, one for each day (Joan uses at least 8×10, canvas or linen panels)
- Brushes – a few well-shaped flats (Joan uses Rosemary Ivory #2, 4, 6, 8)
- Odorless solvent (Joan uses Gamsol)
- Medium (optional) and small open container for medium (Joan uses Gamblin solvent free gel medium because it doesn’t dry up as fast as some others)
- Paper towels (Joan uses Viva)
- Warm and cool of each primary color (Joan uses ultramarine blue, thalo blue, cadmium red light, quinacridone magenta or alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow pale, Indian yellow, common brands, artist quality)
- Titanium white soft
- Transparent iron oxide
- Optional additional colors of your choice (Joan uses Gamblin warm white, Gamblin naples yellow, pale pink/”flesh”, and king’s blue light)
- Mixing knife / palette knife
- Apron or paint shirt and painting gloves
- Small trash bags. Recycled grocery bags are good.
- Personal comfort: shade umbrella, broad-brimmed hat, sunscreen, repellent, water
- Wet painting carrier or box
- Optional: Frames for end-of day instructor critiques
Call if any questions: (850) 259-8394. ~~Joan Vienot, Instructor