October Plein Air Workshop


The fundamentals of plein air painting in Boise, Idaho. Learn to control color, create the illusion of depth and control edges while painting outdoors in the landscape.

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Boise River in Fall, Boise, Idaho

22nd – 24th

Boise is known for its beauty, fantastic restaurants, and friendly atmosphere. The best part of Boise is the river that winds it’s way through this city of trees. When you’re next to the river, the tall trees and roar of the flowing water make you feel you’re secluded in the mountains, rather than a short stroll from the active downtown area. In Fall the leaves turn colors of yellow, gold, and deep amber. It is truly breathtaking. Come and paint with me this Fall on the Boise River and enjoy all the city has to offer.

This 3 day workshop we will explore the fundamentals of Plein Air painting. Lectures and demonstrations will all take place outside and in the landscape. That is the best venue to discuss painting. Surrounded by what we will be painting. Using a limited palette and simplification of the landscape in both color and shape to create a convincing painting of the scene. Learn to see in shape and value instead of line and detail. Learn to use value and color to depict three dimensional space or depth. We will explore using larger brushes and economy of brushstrokes to work more quickly and accurately.

*Students are responsible for any park fees* 

Student’s level of experience: Beginning, Intermediate Plein Air Painters
*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. 
Basic Knowledge of oil painting is required

*To pay by check, make check out to Kevin McCain Studios and Send to Boise, Idaho studio*

Students are responsible for art supplies, food, lodging and transportation to the workshop

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