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Outdoor Painting - Jolly's Ranch 9/14/22

Updated: Aug 1, 2023


9:00 am meet at location

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - set up and paint

Activities: Basic Painting class where we focused on color and composition in a landscape

Painting Lesson:

- Thumbnail sketches with pencil and paper (keep things simple/composition)

- Cover canvas with light brown (burnt umber) mid tone

- Sketch landscape with brown paint (tones- put in lights/darks/leave midtone)

- Mix colors first on palate

- Add paint back to front of the scene or dark to light

- Keep it simple - don’t paint leaves, paint sections of color

Gear: chair, easel or additional chair, 2 water bottles (one for dirty paint water - don't pour onto sensitive lake shore), acrylic paints, brushes, canvas board, paper towels (for cleaning brushes), paper plate or palate (for paint), plastic bag (for garbage), sunhat, sunscreen

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