Plein-air Essentials

Color, Value & Design

June 20th - 22nd

Redwood Sunset by EF

" Go to the country - The muse is in the woods. " Camille Corot

In this workshop we'll follow the muse into the woods and focus on three important aspects of landscape painting en plein-air: color, value and design.

Demos and instruction will cover composition, editing for impact, paint application, and using color relationships to convey natural light effects.

Starting with compositional thumbnails students will work up to completing a plein-air painting each day. Along with with demos individual instruction and critique are emphasized.

Location & Dates: 

Friday, June 20th: 

Intro lecture: Six Essential Landscape Concepts.

4715 NE 14th Ave. ( EF's studio ) 

6:45 - 9:15pm

Saturday, June 21st : 

Hoyt Arboretum, PDX.  

8:30am - 4pm.


Sunday, June 22nd:  

Elk Rock Garden, PDX. 

8:30am - 4pm.




The title may sound gimmicky but Greg Albert has written a very good book explaining how intervals in composition make for dynamic and interesting paintings.

Questions? Please call or email.

971 - 998 -3155