Plein Air: Painting Outdoors
“Plein air” means “open air”— and in these videos, Laura Andrews will teach you how to paint the outdoors from life. Pick up or renew your landscape-painting skills, and put your brush to canvas with this lovely, peaceful outdoor activity that can be done from anywhere. Exploring a variety of painting approaches, you will learn about light and shadow, color temperature and composition.
Art-making classes like this often convene in the M’s Ford Center for Creativity, but we have gotten creative with digital offerings these days!
Wet Paint in St. Paul is offering pre-assembled painting kits for purchase if you want to skip the hassle of shopping! Each kit includes the following recommended supplies:
Oil paints: Gamblin 1980 37 ml Titanium White, Ivory Black, Cadmium Yellow Lt, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, and Venetian Red. Ampersand Museum Gessobord Flat 6″ X 6″ 4 pack. Princeton Snap 9700 Bristle Brush Set of 3 #4 (round 4, flat 6, bright 8).
In the videos, you’ll also see Laura Andrews using odorless mineral spirits, a sketchbook and pencil, and some paper towel or rags.