Learn the basics of painting outdoors overlooking Limantour Beach. Simplify compositions and duplicate nature's colors. Let's paint!
Meet at Limantour Parking area with your outdoor painting equipment and join in painting en plain air. Get back to the basics. Bring your favorite painting medium: oils, acrylics, watercolors or water-base oils.
Beginner or experienced painters will learn to simplify compositions, duplicate nature's colors and add lively brushwork. Joan will work individually with each participant, encouraging your creativity while closely observing nature's colors, and adding lively brushstrokes.
Joan will demonstrate how to begin a 9"x12" canvas or watercolor on paper. She lays out a simplified composition and answers your questions. Watch her mix colors on the palette and watch her layer colors on the painting. Working individually with you, she gives you tools to self critique your work as you develop your painting. A painting may never feel "done" but Joan will encourage you to stop painting when it's dynamic, challenging you to see its beauty before you over paint it!