PLEIN AIR – Autumn in New England


Saturday, October 17th, 10am-4pm | $125 or $100

Join Loretta Medeiros for a plein air painting workshop capturing the vivid colors of New England in the fall! 


Rain date is 10/18

Capture those vivid Fall New England colors on canvas with National Award Winning painter Loretta Medeiros for a Plein air painting workshop.  This class is for beginner to intermediate painters. Instruction will focus on how to create a good composition when outdoors, the use of colors, values, and lights. Acrylic, oils, or watercolor. 

Location: TBD

Dress: appropriately, hat with visor, insect repellant, sunscreen, and as we will be outdoors painting. 

Food & Drink: BYO food and drink for the day. 

Supplies List:

A container & water if using a water-based medium. 
A chair and /or a TV tray table for watercolors if you do not have a watercolor field easel. 
An easel, free-standing adjustable is recommended for Oil or Acrylic, No supplies are provided.
Canvas or gesso board either 5” X 7” or  8” X 10”.
A Palette (approximately 9’ X12”)
A clip on umbrella (optional)
Cotton rag (undershirt/T-shirt cut in strips)
Paper towels and wash wipes.
An empty container or bag for any trash
Gamsol or orderless Turpenoid ONLY (only oil)
Cold Press Linseed Oil or Walnut Oil (Only oil)
2 metal palette cups (Only Oil)
Triangular shaped Palette Knife

Oil Brushes –  Bristle long handle brushes Filbert size 8, 6, 4 and 2
Sable or synthetic sable long handle brushes Filbert size 8, 6 & 4
(for oils)
Oil Paints –  Raw Umber
Burnt Sienna
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Sap or Hookers Green
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Medium
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Lemon Yellow
Titanium White

Optional Paints – Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Naples Yellow, and Cadmium Orange and Zinc White

DO NOT buy paints that say Hue.
Recommended paint brands – Utrech, Gamblin, Windsor Newton, Grumbacher, M. Grahm, or Old Holland

IMPORTANT: Please tone your canvas/gesso board with a Turpenoid wash with a mix of yellow ochre with a small amount of burnt sienna the night before class. For acrylic just a watered-down version of Yellow Ochre with a touch of med red.

If using watercolors use good brushes such as dream catchers, sables, cheap Joes best watercolor brushes  Paints can be in the same colors as listed for oils and same brands but Rembrandts are also good but DO NOT purchase Marie’s, Artist’s Loft or Reeves

Paper should be Fabriano or Archer and prefer 300 lb.  A backboard and masking tape to support your watercolor paper on cut to no larger than 11” X14” size. A cotton rag towel, paper towel, water, container for water, spray mist bottle, and Kleenex.

Painting with Acrylics –
Recommended is Liquitex Basics 24 count set which can be obtained from Jerry’s Art O’Rama, Art Supply Warehouse, Cheap Joe’s (all on line) or at Michael’s (in the store), a set of flat Golden Talkon paint brushes (4-5 of them varying sizes) and a set of rounds Golden Talkon (4-5 varying sizes) paint brushes (can be obtained from Ocean State Job Lot),  canvas and/or canvas boards no larger than 8”X10” (at Ocean State Job Lot) , a  terry cloth Rag, a palette knife  Paper towels, Q-tips,  masking tape, a fine mist spray bottle for water, a plastic water container, a palette (can use a white Styrofoam plate or cleaned Styrofoam meat tray), a pencil, ruler and an eraser.  Do NOT buy Reeves, Artist’s Loft or Maria’s acrylic sets.  If you already have acrylics bring them to class.

Must have acrylic colors are Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre (or Yellow Oxide),  Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson (red), Cadmium Red Medium, and Sap or Hookers Green.