Painting Workshops

Photograph of landscape painting workshops students studying plein air painting with artist Kevin McCain

Adventures in Plein Air Painting

Outdoor oil painting workshops in Arizona and now Idaho. What could be more fun. It’s a mini expedition with painting thrown in what could be more fun than to wander the gorgeous country of Arizona and Idaho with easel in hand creating beautiful paintings. Plein Air painting is a lot of fun you get outside into the Land and paint directly from life. The light is unique and always changing which is a challenge that is so much fun and when the day is done you have something that you created. It is very satisfying.

Workshops 2020/2021 Calendar

* for upcoming workshops scroll below and click the links*

March 2021

Desert Lakes:  Mesa, Az area 5th-7th  

Salt River Valley: Mesa, Arizona, 1st – 3rd  

Superstition State Park: Mesa, Az  8th Mini   

October 2020

 Boise River:  Boise, Id 23rd – 25th

             November 2020             

Saguaro Lake Ranch:  Saguaro Lake, Az  Nov. 13th -15th

After you enroll in the workshop, please fill out the form on my contact page so I can send you maps

and other information about the workshop click here

Keep in Mind

* Students will need to find transportation to the workshop site. Maps will be provided. Students are responsible for providing their own meals and lodging. There are camping facilities nearby most of our workshop locations. For those who want to embrace the full outdoor adventure. Students will bring their own Plein Air painting supplies and easel . A list of supplies and other information is below.*

*To take these workshops you need some painting experience. These workshops are for beginning intermediate and advanced students plein air painting students.

Beg. Plein Air beginning student definition- This means the student understands the fundamentals of oil painting. These are not workshops to take if you have never painted before. By the fundamentals I mean that you have taken some oil painting classes and understand the basics of how to mix colors, how oil paint behaves, and have completed at least a couple of finished paintings. 

Any other questions please contact me

Painting Videos and Demonstrations

Visit my YouTube channel for more instructional art videos.

Color Mixing Video