Does the idea of painting outdoors, en plein air, seem daunting? What kind of gear do I need? How do I select my view and compose my canvas? How do I even begin? Join multiple-award winning plein air artist Paul Bachem as he shares all of his experience with you during a one-day “Boot Camp” intensive in the studio followed by a day painting in the field.
In the morning Paul will go over the gear you will need for a successful day in the field, describe in detail his approach to plein air painting, and do a demo at Elderfields employing the techniques discussed.
There will be a break for lunch, and students will paint at Elderfields in the afternoon while Paul moves from easel to easel offering suggestions and advice. There will be a critique and a time for questions at the end of the day. Day two will be in the field, at a site to be determined.
A materials list will be provided with suggested easel and other items, but please bring what you have.
Three painting days with Paul (in a variety of environments) will be arranged with dates to be announced. (There will be separate fees and registration for each day.)
Paul Bachem has painted on site for many years and in all weather, day and night, both for his own enjoyment and as a competition artist in numerous plein air events. Over that time he has amassed a wealth of knowledge as well as many “tricks of the trade” which he will share with you. You will come away from this workshop with a confident understanding of what it takes to succeed in this most enjoyable form of landscape painting. Paul studied with Harold R. Stevenson and Alma Gallanos Stevenson and enjoyed a 30 year illustration career. Paul’s paintings are in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Forbes Gallery in New York City.