Provincetown Plein Air Adventure

Experience the joys of painting outdoors while viewing the beautiful and iconic scenes of Provincetown and surrounding areas. Cape Cod artist Susan Overstreet likens plein air painting to catching fish. You never know what you will bring home, but it is always fun!

Goals for the workshop:

  1. Familiarize students with the unique aspects of plein air painting: setting up your easel prepared for the ever-changing light, capturing the unique colors and atmosphere; and responding to  the spontaneity of the day.  Materials will be discussed and each day will start with a demonstration and end with individual feedback.
  2. Learn to choose compositions from an overwhelming array of perspectives employing quick thumbnail sketches with attention to foreground, middle ground and background.
  3. Gain confidence in seeing and choosing vibrant colors.  Learn to mix colors from a limited palette and block in colors quickly.