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Landscape Oil Painting: Learn to Paint in Plein Air with Matt Kania

  • 19 Aug 2019
  • 21 Aug 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 19 Aug 2019, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • 20 Aug 2019, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • 21 Aug 2019, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CDT)
  • To Be Determined


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Landscape Oil Painting: Learn to Paint in Plein Air with Matt Kania


August 19th, 20th, 21st (3 sessions) 6-9 p.m.   Location TBD  

$90 members  $100 non-members

Experience plein air oil painting under the guidance of award winning professional plein air oil painter, Matt Kania.  Learn to paint outdoors on location, known in French as “plein air” oil painting.  The fundamentals of observation, composition, color mixing, and working under variable weather conditions will be taught.  Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.  

Materials List:

NOTE: Students should do their best to bring all of the following materials. However, if some items are missing or if students have questions, Matt will be happy to help fill in the gaps when possible. 

-- Plein Air Easel (French easel, EasyL box, M-Box, Guerrilla box, Pochade box, etc.)

-- Color mixing palette (hand palette or built in plein air easel palette)

-- Palette knife (moderate length, triangular shaped)

-- Oil paint brushes (hog bristle best, sizes 2, 4, 6 Flat)

-- Odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol, Turpenoid, or similar ... in a turp can or covered glass jar)

-- Cotton or linen canvas panels (canvas on flat panel is best, sizes 8x10, 9x12 or similar)

-- Oil paints (tubes of the following oil paints, water mixable oils are fine too, good brands: Winsor Newton, Gamblin)

Cadmium Yellow Pale

Cadmium Orange,

Cadmium Red Medium

Permanent Rose (or Alizarin Crimson)

Terre Verte (or Prussian Green)

Manganese Blue

Ultramarine Blue (or Prussian Blue)

Indigo (optional)

Titanium White (I prefer Gamblin Quick Dry White)

-- Paper towels and small trash bag

-- Painting clothes and/or painting apron

-- Sun hat (chin strap or firm fit is good; no sunglasses -- they don't work for plein air painting!)

(Questions, contact Matt at  maphero@aol.com or 651-338-5560)

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