Plein air or (related to painting outdoors in daylight) was a way of painting used by many of the Impressionist painters such as Monet, Renoir and Degas. Water color is a great medium for painting plein air as you are able to quickly capture the light and feeling of what you see. Many artists use their plein air painting for further work at home. We will execute a few five minutes studies to decide on composition and color value and then you can work on a more finished painting. In addition to the regular supply list, I would suggest the following items: A portable easel (if you do not have this, you can work on a board); A comfortable folding chair; A hat and suntan lotion and Drinking water. Regular supply list: Water color tubes or pans, colors: Cadmium and lemon yellow, Cobalt and Cerulean blue, Cadmium and Vermillion red, Burnt Sienna and Paynes grey. Brushes: Number 10 and 12 round and a few flat brushes, ½ and 1 inch. A palate of your choice, a few rags and two containers for water. Class location will be emailed to students prior to class.
Ivan Orlinsky is an accomplished painter and art teacher who began his art studies in New York City at the School of Visual Arts and the Arts Student League as well as Mass College of Art. Ivan is a MA Certified Teacher and has been working and teaching locally for many years. His expertise is with oil and watercolor painting.