Principles of Landscape Painting
Principles of Landscape Painting with Sarah F Burns
NOTE: This course will be held in person at Oak Island. All students, staff and faculty must be fully vaccinated to attend the course. Please bring proof of vaccination with you.
View the Syllabus here.
Experience the joys of plein-air painting at the scenic Oak Island, located just 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon. Oak Savannah, views of Mount St. Helens and spring wildlife will inspire both experienced and beginning artists alike.
Sarah Burns will support students through the whole process of preparing painting materials, studying the landscape, creating composition, exploring natural color palettes, and encouraging personal artistic expression. Join this inclusive painting class to gain a new experience, or refine your outdoor painting skills.
Wednesday, April 13 and 20 - 6 - 7:15 pm Zoom slide talk on intro to landscape painting, composition, colors outside, atmospheric perspective, painting and identifying clouds and materials prep.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 21, 22, 23 from 10 am - 2 pm Paint out at Oak Island. Demo and one to one support.
Figure drawing experience
Pencil of choice – portable and easy
Sketch paper for working out compositions
tape and drawing board – optional
Plein Air Easel – If you don’t have a plein air easel, I have some portable easels you can borrow.
Small bag for collecting your trash
disposable gloves – optional
Hat and sunscreen – VERY IMPORTANT
Water – for you to drink, comfortable clothes and shoes for working outside, lunch or snacks
Paint – Can be oils, gouache and watercolor or acrylic - each student should choose the type of material they prefer to work with. Gouache is a great medium to start with for beginners.
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
*STARRED COLORS ARE OPTIONAL
Any other color you like. We will be mixing greens.
If you are using Oils
Medium – ie. Oleogel, Linseed Oil or other medium of artist’s choice
Paper Towels or rags
Four to Eight Brushes – long handle, hog bristle flat or filberts, size 4 and 6
Two to Four Brushes – long handle, soft round, size 0 and 2
If you are using Acrylic
Wet Sponge palette
small spray bottle
four to eight long handle bristle brushes, size 4 and 6
two to four long handle soft round brushes, size 0 and 2
Palette Knife for Acrylic paints
Heavy multi-media or watercolor paper
If you are using Gouache and/or Watercolor
Students need the full palette, although can intermix watercolor and gouache colors
Watercolor brush size medium
Watercolor brush size small
Watercolor paper, board, tape.
Small spray bottle
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