595 Parra Grande Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

805.448.9166

pleinairtuscany@gmail.com

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Oil and Acrylic

 

Oil painting will be the basis of most demonstrations.  Oils allows the richest use of color and stays workable long enough to develop a painting over a couple of hours. I often use acrylic as a base tone before painting or to sketch quickly.  Acrylic allows for instant changes in composition or color.

Watercolor and Gouache

 

Watercolor and gouache are wonderful for both in depth studies and quick sketches.  Sometimes I use gouache as a preparatory step before painting in oils.  Both media have the benefit of quickly drying and being easy to transport.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Egg tempera and drawing media

 

While visiting museums and churches we will discuss the nature of egg tempera and its relationship to oil painting.   We can witness first hand the evolution of egg tempera into oil painting.  

 

At times we will use drawing as a preparatory tool before painting in order to better understand composition and to simplify the complex. With drawing we can better understand the underlying structure of an image.  

 

Students whose interests are in drawing and collage will find Tuscany rich in elements for abstraction and collage.  I will include guidance and demonstrations in the uses of non-traditional mediums throughout the workshop. 

Egg tempera and drawing media
 

While visiting museums and churches we will discuss the nature of egg tempera and its relationship to oil painting.   We can witness first hand the evolution of egg tempera into oil painting.

 

At times we will use drawing as a preparatory tool before painting in order to better understand composition and to simplify the complex. With drawing we can better understand the underlying structure of an image.  

 

 

Students whose interests are in drawing and collage will find Tuscany rich in elements for abstraction and collage.  I will include guidance and demonstrations in the uses of non-traditional mediums throughout the workshop.  

 

MEDIUMS

Although students are welcome to work in any medium they choose, most demonstrations will be in either oil or acrylic.  Many of the same challenges arise no matter the medium.  Whether in pastel, watercolor, or drawing, color, value, form, and composition are always pertinent.