JEAN KOELLER’S PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP
Dip into your paints and draw inspiration from the beautiful backdrop of @Staley Mill Farm and Distillery for this Plein Air Painting Workshop led by Jean Koeller.
Suggested Painting Supplies, limited palette -
Cad Yellow light
Permanent Green Light
Full Palette Color Suggestions; Titanium white, Cad yellow light, Cad yellow medium, Cad red light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue hue, Burnt Umber, Chrome Green Oxide.
Materials and supplies list
-Wooden Palette, or paper palette
-Linseed oil, damar varnish and turpentine or any medium that you use
-Glass jars with lids, maybe three or more, peanut butter size
-Plastic scrubby added to the bottom for cleaning brushes, for one jar
-Rags, cotton only, no man made fibers, they will interact with the turpentine and other chemicals causing off gassing that could be dangerous to breathe Or use paper towels, preferably shop towels
-Canvases or canvas board: panel any size of your choosing, always good to have more than one size so if you find something that fits another size you, have it. Paper is good, cause you can “make” the size or decide what it should be in the center.
-Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine (not paint thinner)
-Suggested- Painting Palette knives, any size you can use to mix paint, prefer the triangle shaped knives
-Bristle brushes: #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Filberts, flats, rounds, Brights, smallest ¼ inch, largest 1 inch. You can choose one brush; you will have to clean it more while you work.
-Outside painting easel, Julian or something like that for working en plein air Easel
-Viewfinder, either make one or purchase one
-Paint smock or old shirt and plastic gloves (optional)
-HAT, you will need a hat with a brim to keep the light from effecting your vision
-Backpack or large bag to carry everything that you use to paint with or a cart
-Mosquito repellant and Sun block (if we had a hard frost, we won’t need)
Suggestions: -Apply the sun block before you leave the house then put the mosquito repellant on when you get to the site if you need it. -Spray your clothing with the mosquito repellant before putting them on, this will put less repellent on your skin or breathe it less, you may have to reapply as time goes on. –
-Boots or closed shoes, absolutely no sandals or open toed shoes
-Long pants long sleeved shirt layer clothing can adjust to temperature.
-Wear long sleeve shirt if you are not used to the sun -Jacket with a hood if wind is blowing, the hood can be used to block wind and add extra warmth