Plein Air Landscape Painting with Mark Fennell - 1st & 2nd June 2020
TWO DAY WORKSHOP
Plein air painting for beginners with Mark Fennell RBSA
This workshop is suitable for the complete beginner who wants to try plein air painting for the first time or intermediates that need a refresher course.
Don’t worry if you have never painted en plein air before – it’s what you’re here for!
Mark is very enthusiastic and well practised at painting all kinds of landscapes, in all types of weather.
He will immediately put you at ease and help everyone to choose a great spot around the farm.
Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his simple structured approach to painting in oils and acrylics, breaking everything down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from mixing all the colours you need from a basic primary colour palette to working tonally, blocking in the larger elements and leaving the finer details for the final stages of the painting.
The aim is to have fun, learn new techniques and build your confidence to paint outdoors!
Please make sure you bring wet weather gear incase of rain or drizzle and also bring a hat incase its bright and sunny.
The day will start with a quick demonstration to get everyone started, followed by lots of one one tuition and further short demonstrations.
Mark recommends bringing the following materials with you.
- Paint: Oil or acrylic. Mark will be using oil paint on this workshop. Useful, but not essential colours are: Titanium White, Naples yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium red, Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue and Blue black are a good basic set of colours plus anything else you want to bring along.
- If you are using oil then please bring turpentine or low odour paint thinners such as - Zest - it or Winsor and newton Liquid original.
- Sketching easel, pochade box and/or tripod.
- Brush cleaner - cheap low odour thinners or white spirit and a kitchen roll or rags, a portable stainless steel washer pot for cleaning your brushes in, a carrier bag for dirty tissues and rags, a roll of masking tape.
- Seat or stool if you prefer to sit whilst painting.
- Canvas board or gesso primed mdf 10” x 12” is a good size. preferably painted with a light ground of burnt sienna lightened with white or alternatively a light grey ground.
- Brushes: Bring a selection of short flat hogs and or filbert hogs sizes 2 - 8 or synthetic brushes for acrylic painters only, plus a rigger. (no sable/water colour brushes)
- Small Palette Knives if you’d like to have a go at using one.
- Suitable clothing and footwear for inclement weather including a hat for both sun and shade.
- Suncream if necessary.
- A camera or phone to photograph the scene you are painting.
- if you are using acrylics, a good stay wet palette and fine mist water sprayer is recommended. If you need more information on plein air materials please contact Mark -firstname.lastname@example.org.