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Northern Baltimore County Plein Air Event with Diane Gibson

  • 18 Jun 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Baltimore County
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Northern Baltimore County
Plein Air Event
with Diane Gibson
Saturday, June 18th 2016
from 10 AM to 4:00 PM

Plein Air painting is a wonderful addiction, a chance to be outside and to paint Maryland forests, farmyards and local villages.

The instructor, Diane Gibson, has been plein air painting in Maryland and while hiking for many years in England, France, and China.  Foremost influences on her style have included Tony Couch, Fritz Briggs, John Salminen, Tony van Hasselt, and the famed English painters, David Curtis and  Edward  Seago.  

As a 40 year member and past President of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, she believes that improvement in one’s painting involves continually taking courses whenever you can as well as painting in the studio and outside on a regular basis.  Accepting the inevitable frustration and maintaining the courage to solve a conceptual or a technical problem area in your painting is essential to success.

This plein air event will take place at a farm in northern Baltimore County and will teach you how to: 

Plan and arrange a composition based on a scene which attracts you 

Position three values—light, medium & dark

Use a limited palette of six warm and cool primary watercolors

Use a majority of soft and a minimum of hard edges.

This one-day course will include:

  • a brief orientation lecture, 
  • a watercolor demonstration,
  • individual instruction and a group critique.

Recommended supplies:

Artist quality watercolors including:

Ultramarine Blue

Pthalo Blue

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Burnt Sienna

Paper:  Arches ¼ or ½ sheets or

16” x 20” or 12” x 16” blocks

Brushes:  large 1” to 2” flat brush, # 6 or  #8 round brush, small liner

Easel, water container, masking tape, pink eraser, Kleenex, sponge and umbrella to either put into the ground or on your easel to protect you from the sun.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists!

Mingodale Farm, Parkton Maryland

Location and directions will be sent to registrants prior to event.

Raindate: June 25

Member Registration Opens April 9th, 2016

Member Fee: $60

Non-Member Registration Opens May21st, 2016

Non-Member Fee: $65

Registration Deadline:  June 11th, unless the program is full prior to this date. 

Cancelation: 75% refund if notified no later than June 11th 2016 Refunds for later cancellations are subject to availability of a substitute participant.

Please direct questions to our Program Chair
Sabine Yeager at

or by phone at 410-774-4212

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