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We are going to have an outdoor landscape painting class at Arts Herndon.

"Plein Air Watercolor"
Beginner/Intermediate


Plein Air Landscapes in Herndon
Let’s paint outdoors! I’ll teach you how to edit the landscape so it’s not so overwhelming.
We’ll paint from Arts Herndon, in town and set up still lifes outside. We’ll talk about value sketches,
color sketches and the rest of the planning process to make a good plein air painting.
Painting outdoors let’s you be part of the experience. You’ll loosen up and paint more spontaneously.

We will be meeting at Arts Herndon at Noon on these Wednesdays.
If I am not there, I will leave a note on the door to let you know where we are painting for the afternoon.
Most likely at Herndon Train Stop/Town Hall area.

We will continue Plein Air Watercolor through November, weather permitting on a pay-as-you-go.
Please pay me at the class.


Arts Herndon 
750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM
NOVEMBER Dates:
November 4 ,11, 18, 25, 2020


Fee: $35
per 3 hour class per person


Plein Air Watercolor Supply List
Please add a small tube of a bright pink, like Winsor Newton "OPERA"
I also have recommendations for outdoor easels.

Please email me for a Registration Form, lahermanart@cox.net


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"Fundamentals of Watercolors & Oils"

These are the basics of what I teach in watercolor and oils.

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The Design Process
Developing sketches from photos and life to use as planning tools for making good paintings

Value Studies
We'll take our sketches and decide on where the lights and darks are in our compositions

How to Handle the Paint
Learn how to determine the correct water to paint ratio, what kind of brush strokes can be made,
washes, dry brush and wet-into-wet application. With oils, understand the viscosity
and application of paint and mediums.

How to Mix Colors
We use a limited palette of warm and cool primary colors, plus a nuetral brown.
Using a limited palette gives us color harmony.

Demos, Paint Alongs & Critiques
I will demonstrate a topic and we will paint along to give you hands on experience.
We will also have periodic critiques so you get the feedback you need to improve.

We will work from still life set ups and landscape photographs.



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