Monday, February 07, 2011

Plein Air Class at Volcano Village

These photos were take by Everett Charters on Sunday, January 30, 2011 .

Hats off to the students who attended my plein-air oil painting class up in Volcano Village last Sunday. It's not an easy thing to tackle a new way of applying and manipulating paint, and some of you had never even used oils before! I'm hoping that some of the fear factor may have been dissipated and that you might be encouraged to try the technique on your own. Remember that representation of a scene is really optional, and that oil paints can be used to play around and do just about anything that you can conceive of!

Just acquire a few colors (people get rid of paints at garage sales frequently) and use any old surface, and have some fun!

I'll be happy to help with any questions, and would love to receive your feedback on the class. Write to me at


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