Mentors: Diane DuBois Mullaly and Sheryl Southwick
Three Days: May 28–30, 2019
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Cost $95 Members, $114 Non-members
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Diane and Sheryl invite all painters in any medium to paint along with them during this unique mentored outdoor painting experience. Each day the group meets at a different fabulous location, where everyone will pick a spot and start painting. Diane and Sheryl will be painting along with the participants and will also make rounds to each painter’s easel throughout the morning to make suggestions and give advice. At about noon, the group will have lunch together, while Sheryl and Diane lead a constructive group critique of the paintings from that day. In the event of heavy rain, the group will paint in a Museum studio. Painters will find inspiration, grow their skills, and enjoy great group camaraderie–a special experience not to be missed! Bring a bag lunch except for the last day; lunch is on us!
May 28 - May 30, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Workshop, Tuesday - Thursday
Paint Along with Diane and Sheryl
Diane DuBois Mullaly & Sheryl Southwick
• The materials that you normally use in creating your art
• A portable (plein air) easel
• A portable chair or stool
• Your lunch (the first two days), and water or whatever you use to stay hydrated
• Hat, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen
• Notebook and Pen, Camera
• An open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!
If working in Graphite, Colored Pencil or Pastel:
• Use the pencils and pastels, erasers, shaders, and other tools you normally use. A Strathmore 3 or 4 ply paper is good for pencils. Pastels, use your preferred paper. Also read below list for what applies to you.
If working in Watercolor or Gouache:
• Use the pigments, brushes, panels or papers and other tools you normally use. Also read below list for what applies to you.
If working in Oil or Acrylic:
• Paint – Use the colors you normally use. Be sure to have a yellow, a true red, Ultramarine Blue, and white.
• Medium – None needed for oil. Acrylic painters might consider a retarder to slow drying.
• Brushes – An assortment, including flats and filberts in various sizes and one smaller round.
• Painting Knives --Painting knives (aka palette knives) shaped like a trowel, one or a variety. I like Creative Mark brand #-25.
• Palette – Use whatever you have. Paper is fine. To cover and transport palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.
• Panels – One per day, 6x8 or 8x10 is a good plein air size. Panel or canvas board is preferable to stretched canvas (which is easy to poke a hole in, and lets the light through the back).
• How to carry wet paintings -- If you want to save money and recycle, use empty pizza boxes to transport your wet paintings. Or buy Guerilla Painter Handy Porter online.
• Brush Washer -- or tank with a tight cover. You can use a glass jar with a lid that seals tight, the size of a spaghetti sauce or mayo jar. Or a Silicoil has a coil in the bottom on which to wipe bristles.
• Solvent – For oil painters to clean your brushes and palette knives, and thin your paint: ODORLESS Turpenoid or Gamsol. Do not bring any solvent with an odor! Water for acrylic or watercolor painters.
• Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.
• Paper Towels -- Viva brand, several rolls.
Local Supplier: Ben Franklin, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, (410) 820-0202
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• Ray Mar www.raymarart.com
• Guerilla Painter www.guerrillapainter.com
• Artwork Essentials www.artworkessentials.com