Beginner Plein-air

On Monday, August 22nd, the Farnsworth hosted a beginner’s plein-air landscape painting class on the museum campus. Led by artist Barbara Thomas, students first enjoyed sketching in the Hadlock Gallery in front of Andrew Wyeth’s ‘Goodbye’, and Barbara broke down composition, and how to begin painting a landscape. Then they gathered on a beautiful and warm summer day, and learned to ‘set up’ and build their painting, to apply paints methodically to create effects, and to capture the colors of nature—the light, the textures, and the beauty of the scene.

As a follow up, the Farnsworth will be presenting a plein-air landscape painting class designed for more experienced painters next Monday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register for the class here and let the Farnsworth inspire you!

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