Plein Air workshop
with Artist Natalia Andreeva (1, 2 or 3 days, 3 hours per day)
February 24, 25 and 26 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Take a guided tour into art creation with Natalia Andreeva. In this workshop you will see everything from the beginning to the end. Natalia will lead you through the steps of designing your composition, format selection, judgments of perspective and illumination, she will discuss techniques of working with color, and will take you all the way till a very final touch. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to create impressionistic art in a joyful outdoor setting on Plein air.
Whatever medium you choose, keep it simple. When you walk a long distance to find a subject to paint, you quickly learn to limit the amount of things you have to carry.
• Easel with legs and box drawer for paint, brushes …The lighter your easel’s weight is, the better.
• If you cannot stand when you paint, plan to have a folding char or a stool.
• Paint. Consider using a basic palette of seven colors: a warm and cool version of the three primary colors, plus white. (primary colors are: cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and lemon yellow. You may add to your palette some additional colors of your choice, such as viridian green).
• Solvent or water
• A dipper (palette cup) for solvent or water
• Canvas, hardboard primed panel, or paper
• Trash bag
• Paper-towel or rugs
• Palette knife
• Sketchbook, soft pencil or charcoal
What to wear:
• Dress in comfortable work clothes with layers accordingly to the weather forecast.
• Have long pans and sleeves to protect you from bugs and sun.
• Have a hat with wide brim.
• Comfortable, walker shoes.
For your safety:
• Have your cell phone with you.
• A bottle of water to avoid dehydration.
• Work in group or pairs, or tell someone where you are going.
• Use your best judgment for possible danger when you choosing site to paint.