Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Indiana Plein Air Painting Workshop


Art Barn Shadows, 5x7 pastel

I just finished teaching a three-day, oil and pastel plein air painting workshop at the Art Barn in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Indiana has become one of my favorite places to teach over the last couple of years.  At the Art Barn, we have it all - ponds, meadows, woods, barns, burros and yes, even chickens - and 69 beautiful acres to wander in.  This year, because of the early warm weather, we missed the dogwoods blooming, but we got the locust trees and some very pretty late spring greens.  I'm already looking forward to next year!

To whet your appetite, I've included a few photos plus a couple of demonstrations from the workshop.

Now, we are on our way to Lima, Ohio, to teach a two-day, oil-only plein air painting workshop.  I'll report on that soon.

Janet Sullivan, Art Barn Founder and Guest Chicken Wrangler

Demonstrating in the Field

Painting by the Pond

Barn Tree, 12x9, oil

Spring Chickens, 12x9 pastel



2 comments:

MManceboart said...

beautiful paintings, beautiful nature and environment as well. I can imagine how you enjoy painting.

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Thanks, MManceboart!