Plein Air Painting
with Dean Taylor Drewyer
Everyone should bring a brown bag lunch and water to drink.
Each student must have some kind of portable easel, preferably equipped for small panel oil paintings (9” x 12” or smaller)
Adequate number of brushes, paper towels, a kitchen-sized white trash bags (we’ll be careful to leave no evidence of our presence behind), and odorless thinner.
Color list for oil painters:(any manufacture is fine)
cadmium yellow lemon;
cadmium yellow medium;
cadmium red med;
french ultramarine blue;
chromium oxide green;
painting medium - I use neo meglip made by Gamblin - or if you like something else that’s fine.
around 8 or 10 small painting panels (I’m going to encourage working rapidly). These can be store-bought or homemade. Some book binders’ card (acid free) gessoed on both sides about 3 or 4 coats is a great surface for this outing. Small masonite panels are great as well. Remember whatever you bring, keep them 9” x 12” or smaller. (also easier to schlep around the hills of sky meadow)
You might wish to bring along an umbrella with a clamp - so the shade of trees doesn’t dictate where you can set up.
Everything else is open to your need or wants. If you’ve ever been to Sky Meadow you know it is a big expanse of hilly land out in the park and also a shady fenced historic farm along the entrance and nearer to the park base. The more portable your gear the more choices you will have for places to paint -make do with less stuff and you’ll enjoy the experience more.
Sky Meadows State Park
LOCATION: The park is less than two miles south of Paris, Va., via U.S. Route 50 to Route 17 South; or seven miles north of I-66, Exit 23 on Route 17 North. The park entrance is on State Route 710 off Rte. 17.
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