Plein Air in Oil


Instructor: Jane Robertson
Date: April 21st (Rain Date April 28th)
May 14th (Rain Date May 28th)
June 11th (Rain Date June 18th)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $60.00

Payment can be made be made by etransfer (, phone with credit card, or in store by cash

Why Plein Air?

If you are an artist that struggles with getting bogged down in detail this workshop will be both challenging and rewarding.

What you can expect to learn

We’ll begin our day with a review of equipment necessary to keep you comfortable and productive as you paint.  I will provide you with some practical tips for simplifying the overwhelming detail you see in front of you and organizing them into a solid composition.  I will offer each of you individualized direction as your painting progresses. Open to all skill levels.  This workshop focuses on oil as a medium but acrylic and watercolourists are also welcome.


Materials List

Easel and support for your painting

2 – 3 Painting surfaces (flat canvas, stretched canvas, panels etc) your choice, minimum measurement 6” and max 12”

Minimum Colours.

Cad Yellow

Cad Red

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Phthalo Blue or Cerulean or Cobalt Blue

Burnt Umber

Titanium White

Useful but not mandatory colours:

Indian Yellow

Yellow Ochre

Sap Green

Burnt Sienna

Dioxazine Purple

Any additional colours you’ve become reliant on.

Paper Towels or Rags

Odourless Mineral Spirits and air tight container for clean up.  Water for acrylics.

Medium of choice and container.

Selection of brushes sizes 2 thru 8 preferably bristol

Small sketch book and pencils

Optional items

View finder

Camera (or smartphone or tablet with camera function)