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Get Your Feet Wet -Plein Air Painting with Ray Ewing

April 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

RiverArts Education Center
200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Ray Ewing


April 25, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Registration Deadline
April 23, 2017
Member Fee / Non-Member Fee


Course Description: In this one day workshop, class participants will be introduced to painting outdoors,“en plein air.”  I will demonstrate the use of watercolors but since the emphasis is on outdoor painting techniques, students may choose to use another medium such as pastels or oils.

If weather prohibits us from working outside, students will need to have a landscape photo for reference.

We will discuss:

  • Finding a site and the use of a viewfinder to narrow the vista to a manageable format.
    Emphasis will be placed on composition, value, subject matter and the importance of a strong focal point.
  • The challenges of plein air painting such as the changing light and the need to work quickly.

Please  note : This is an introductory class and ALL levels of experience are welcome.