South Texas Plein Air Clinics 2018
Lytle
Tuesday, June 5
9am - 3pm
Devine
Wednesday, June 6
9am - 3pm
Hondo
Thursday, June 7
9am - 3pm
I love going outside to paint! There are so many beautiful places in South Texas and the Hill Country that
almost beg to be painted. These Plein Air Clinics will serve as an introduction to the exciting activity of painting
outdoors / on location. The main focus will be on sketching and painting "en plein air" with watercolor. The
sketching applies to use for any medium. Information on using oils or pastels for plein air will also be shared by
artists in our group. Learn what supplies are essential and find out some tips for keeping things simple both with
supplies and techniques. As with most artistic endeavors there many ways to work and what works for some of
us may be different than what works for others. Our goal is to share our experiences with sound suggestions to
get us started with painting in Plein Air.
                                                                                                Join Us!
Vianna Szabo

Watercolor Plein Air Tips
For tips on oil or pastel tools check out the suggestions by Dorothy Hoeschen

http://www.dorothyhoeschen.com/methods/plein-air-methods.html
Rather than reinventing the wheel (so to speak) click here or on the links below to see my info pages on
painting in plein air (for watercolorists)
http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/tip-pleinair.html

http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/tip-pleinairchecklist.html

http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/basics-splitprimarypalette.html


The links below are suggested layouts for filling different folding travel
palettes. In these every well is filled with paint...you do not need them all!
Use what you have from workshops or classes. If you need a watercolor
travel palette we will have some for sale at the clinic with the basic paint
choices

http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/travelpalettecolors.html
http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/travelpalettecolors28.html
http://learningcenter.susieshort.net/travelpalettecolors20.html
If you need a watercolor travel palette we will have some of the
Creative Mark Folding Palettes
for sale at the clinic both empty ($5) or with samples of the
basic watercolors ($8) for mixing and painting en Plein Air.  
Shown empty below:
Check with coordinators in each organization for the location. Your are invited to attend all three clinics!
Leslie Fehling

Watercolor Plein Air Tips
Remember .... Keep it simple!  Less is best!

Bookmark this page and check back for more info as the date approaches.
If you have watercolor supplies already...much of what
you already have will work for painting outside. The clinics
will give you an idea of what you NEED and what is
available in the art supply stores. Before you invest $$
come to the clinic and see what might work best for you.
There will be some artists at the clinic who will serve as mentors or coaches to assist those of you who
wish to work in oils or pastels. Again, before you invest $$ see what is suggested at the clinic to see
what you need.

Look at the suggestions below to see what other plein air artists I found online suggest for painting kits.
Friendship Art in Lytle
Roberta Andrews
915-256-6444
Bobbie647@aol.com
Daystar Studio
Joyce Bendele
210-414-3061
bendeledevine@yahoo.com
Hondo Art League
Rachel Alvarez
210-415-8757
raezalvarez@hotmail.com
Oil Painters Coach
Patti Dugosh


Pastel Painters Coach
Barbara Tarsikes
‭(210) 836-5865‬
Want to see more plein air equipment? Here is a link or two to see what you can spend your money on if you are
serious about painting en plein air.

http://www.artworkessentials.com/products/products.htm          

One of many Pinterest Plein Air pages:
https://www.pinterest.com/short0950/plein-air-ideas-for-tools-and-materials/



Before you buy ....... See some examples of the "real things" at the clinics.