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Plein Air Workshop with Janet Iffland

August 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop Description

In this workshop, art instructor, Janet Iffland, will share her step by step procedures to a successful landscape painting as well as identify the common painting pitfalls.  You will learn how to pick your subject, rough out drawing, pick focal point, color values and apply paint to create an impressive painting.  You will create and enjoy the moment while learning the techniques to painting landscapes!

Required Materials


Suggested Brands: Gamblin, Windsor & Newton or Lukas Oils

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Yellow Ochre

Raw Sienna

Cadmium Orange Hue

Cadmium Red Light

Alizarin Crimson

Transparent Red Oxide

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean Blue

Olive Green


Cadmium Green

Burnt Sienna



My Favorite- Rosemary & Co Evergreen brushes. Any brand is fine

Long flat #2-6

Long Angular, 1/4 and 1/2 

Long Filberts 6, 8

Long Rigger long #0


Gamblin Safflower Oil

Gamblin Solvent-free gel

Gamblin Gamsol odorless mineral spirits

Palette knife

Gray paper palette 9×12 disposable

Plastic grocery bags (2)

Blue Shop Paper towels (buy in hardware store)

Outdoor Easel (Wooden French or your choice)

Stretch Canvas 11×14 or Oil Primed Linen Panel 11×14

Small folding chair (if you want to sit)

Portable Brush Washer or solvent container for on location

Instructor Bio

Janet is an award winning landscape artist.  She has been plein air painting (on location) and studio painting for the past 15 years.  She has taken classes and workshops from nationally prominent artists, including Douglas David and Mark Boedges, as well as attending Plein Air Conventions in Santa Fe, NM.  Janet was born in Connecticut and has been a lifelong artist here, as well as spending time painting in Naples, FL.  

The subjects of Janet’s paintings feature the CT rural countryside, farms and homes complimented by scenes of shoreline. She enjoys plein air painting on small canvases and creating larger paintings in her studio.  Originally painting in acrylic, Janet now paints exclusively with oils.  She has been honored with numerous show awards, and has been on the cover of Litchfield Hills Magazine.  She is represented by PS Gallery, Litchfield and Center Framing & Art, West Hartford, CT.  She is a member of Housatonic Valley Art Association in Great Barrington, MA. 

She also paints homes and farms on commission to preserve family memories.   Janet teaches studio and plein air classes, as well as private classes giving new artists the confidence to create beautiful paintings using her techniques.

Workshop Cost: $65



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August 28, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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