The Fundamentals of Plein-Air Painting with Mike Berlinski
The Fundamentals of Plein-Air Painting
Instructor Name: Mike Berlinski
Date(s): October 1st
Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00
Location: Five Points Art Center Landscape
Class Cap: 10
From beginner to advanced artist.
This workshop will go over the basics of painting outdoors. Including composition, values and color theory. It will cover the importance of proper observation, lighting and learning to identify key elements in a landscape. In addition color mixing, application and personal expression will be discussed. There will be plenty of one on one help for each student. Taught by an accomplished professional plein-air painter.
Outdoor Painting Easel (French, Pochade or other) with a palette
Paints, Oil or Acrylic, all artist grade if possible:
Smaller tubes of;
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Yellow Lemon
Cadmium Yellow Medium
and a Large tube of Titanium White
Odorless Turp, Gamsol preferred for oils
Water for Acrylics
Medium glass jar with cover
A palette knife
Palette paper (smaller size)
Canvases any size from 12×16 to 16×20 suggested
Brushes; Decent quality bristle brushes for oils, Synthetic brushes for Acrylics.
1 large Flat about 1 inch
1 Flat about 1/2 inch
1 medium round
1 small round
Other paints, brushes and canvas sizes optional.
Mike began drawing and painting at the age of seven. He is basically self-taught and works primarily in oil paints. Mike is a serious and devoted painter and has been working to develop and express his talent for over twenty years. During this time he has exhibited in many art galleries and art exhibitions. In all of Connecticut and surrounding states Mike finds places to paint, explore and express his passion for the natural world. Favorite places include the Farmington Valley, Cape Ann and Cape Cod.