Greg will teach the student his approach on how to paint outdoors “en plein air”, aka out in “the open air”.  This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels but the student is expected to have their own outdoor easel.   Greg will touch on some basics of composition, blocking in a scene, and how to utilize a limited palette of colors to speed the painting process.   He will also discuss how to adjust your approach to changing conditions and light when painting outdoors. 

Greg has spent most of his life out West chasing beautiful scenes and tinkering with beakers full of dangerous potions.  He is now located in the Adirondack Mountains, a land rich with mysterious landscapes and teaming with wildlife.  By exploring the boundaries between abstraction and the natural world, Greg strives to provoke a deep emotion to draw the viewer in. His work will be featured in the Eco Gallery, running alongside CADK. 

He is the winner of 3 first place awards at the Central Adirondack Art Show and 2 first place awards at the Annual Plein Air Paint Out at View Arts.  He has held over a dozen solo exhibits and is currently represented by 4 galleries throughout Upstate New York. 

Suggested Materials List:

Sturdy Easel for outdoor use.

Latex or Nitrile Gloves, clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, and an apron

Small Gessoed Panel or Canvas:  any size from 5x7” to 11x14”.    

Your favorite brushes and palette knives.  I suggest bringing medium to large brushes, ¼” to 1” wide

Odorless Mineral Spirits such as Gamsol by Gamblin.   The instructor will have extra for students. 

Oil Paints: a white with primaries (a yellow, blue, and red).  I suggest Titanium white, Cadmium Yellow medium, Cadmium Red medium, and Ultramarine Blue for warm colors. Hansa Yellow and Hansa Red make create alternatives and are less toxic than the Cadmiums.   For colder colors, I like Permanent Rose and Prussian Blue but feel free to bring other colors that you love! 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the first day of a class can receive a 100% refund or can be exchanged for another class. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the first day of class will not be refunded.  In the event that View were to cancel a class, a full refund for the class will be issued.