Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lyon School Spring Plein Air Event

Hello all---------Spring has officially arrived----- aaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so it's time for:

Lyon School Studio Spring Plein Air Event & Open Studio

April 16th & 17th, 2011 ---Lyon School Studio, 4588 Lyon School Rd, Berger, Mo 63014

Artists and art appreciators are invited!!!!!

Join me at my home/studio, sunrise to sunset, to paint, sketch, watch,
shop at the artist's easels, or just enjoy the beautiful countryside!!

Saturday Plein air Workshop, 8 am until 4 pm taught by Julie Wiegand
Fee for workshop $75. 00 (includes lunch--handcrafted by me)

All are welcome to come for one or both days----------------------- Free Event
(Fee applies to Workshop only)
For more information & Sign up : 573-834-5064 or

directions to Lyon School: 65 miles from from St Louis: Hwy 44 West to the Hwy 100 exit towards Washington, Mo, continue through Washington to New Haven , Continue 9 miles past New Haven to Hwy V V (go left) 1 mile to Lyon School Rd (go Right) 1 mile to property on left.
Be advised there is road construction in our area . I will post an alternative route if neceassary.

Supply list for plein air workshop:
Portable easel
panels or canvases (variable sizes from 8 x 10 to 16 x 20 ----4-6)
suggested palette: ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow, orange, titanium white
(i prefer that you use a limited palette such as this in the workshop)
I use linseed oil as a medium and odorless min spirits to clean my brushes
large brim hat /lightweight neutral colored shirt to cover up if sunny
mud boots ---if it's been raining!

If working in a water medium for workshop plan to use a similar palette.

I plan to do a demo 1st thing ---then i will ask you to do one 20 minute underpainting ---if that is successful---you spend 1 hour finishing that piece and then get to a new one----massing, color/value observation and execution , and putting energy and spirit into your work will be discussed.