Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The 3rd Annual Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out, 2014!

The Las Vegas Plein Air Club is busy getting the plans together for another great year! Please see our announcement below.  Stay tuned for more details.
Tom Wezwick, Pecos River, oil, NM 2013
The 3rd Annual Las Vegas, New Mexico, Plein Air Paint Out 
and Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop 
OCTOBER 9 - 12, 2014

Please join us for The 3rd Annual Las Vegas, New Mexico, Plein Air Paint Out, held October 9-12, 2014 in historic Las Vegas, New Mexico. 
    This year we will hold the opening night/registration at el Zocalo' Artist Co-op, and hold the reception at World Treasures Weaving Ctr/ TRAVELER'S CAFE (1814 Plaza St. Las Vegas, NM) both in the town Plaza. 

Plein Air Paint Out event registration: $25/person (plein air event only)
 -Thur, Oct. 9: Opening night/Registration, plus artist demo with Tom Wezwick, at el Zocalo Cooperative Gallery.
-Fri, Oct. 10: Paint day/Quick Draw in the Plaza with Prof. Todd Christensen, NMHU
-Sat, Oct. 11: Paint day, Artist Reception at Traveler's Cafe & Weaving Ctr in the Plaza
-Sun, Oct. 12: Paint day, plus closing Tea at el Zocalo
For early registration to the event and more information, contact:
     Amber MacLean 505-652-0191

     Duffy Peterson 505-426-6688

OPTIONAL: Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop with Tom Wezwick  $200/person
5 student minimum/12 student maximum. Register early to ensure a space!

This year we are offering a separate 2.5 day introduction to plein air oil painting workshop for the moderately experienced painter who would like to advance their plein air painting expertise: Intro to Outdoor Painting with renown LV outdoor painter, Thomas Wezwick. We will paint on location and explore the benefits of painting from life, and includes a critique secession to help the student see problems in their painting, as well as what really works. Tom will give a demo each day and explain as he paints what he is attempting to put down on canvas. We will go over the benefits of a limited palette, and the need for simplifying our subject matter. There will be discussion of looking for masses and patterns in the landscape. Tom will be spending time with each student, helping them through the process. While this is an introduction to painting en plein air, some painting experience is needed. Most importantly, this is a fun workshop, and just the time spent observing nature and trying to capture it in a more simple form on canvas can help the indoor painter with their landscape painting.

Supply List
These are suggestions, but students can use what oil painting supplies they are accustomed to using:
     Paint: titanium white,
               cadmium orange
               cadmium yellow light
               yellow ocher
               ultramarine blue
               alizarin red
               napthol red
               sap green
               flat # 10
               flat #8
               flat #4
               flat #2
               turpentine or medium of your choice
     Canvases, nothing smaller than:
     Easel for out door painting (an inexpensive A-frame easel could be used)

For more info on our guest artist/workshop teacher, Thomas Wezwick:

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