Plein Air Painting WORKSHOP with Brian Murphy

Dates: November 7 & 8 , 2020
Cost: $150 / person
Level: Beginner and Intermediate –  12 participants

Experience the joys of Plein Air painting using a limited palette under the direction of Artist Brain Murphy. This Two-Day Workshop  is scheduled for November 7 & 8, 2020 at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Students will meet in the Center’s O’Connor Suite Saturday morning, then venture to plein air painting locations.

DAY ONE: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9 am – 4 pm.
DAY TWO: Sunday, November 8, 2020,  9 am – 2 pm.

Workshop Description:
Learn to loosen up your technique and create Light Filled paintings while also learning how to paint with a Limited Palette. Participants will be guided on establishing composition, tinting the canvas, building the grisaille (underpainting/value study) and adding layered color to a finished painting.

Brian will demonstrate his process step by step, giving you plenty of time to paint during and after the demo. You will be able to show him your work in progress and get personal feedback.

Participants supply their own materials. Download: Plein Air Materials List

ENROLL: Brian Murphy Plein Air Workshop

What is Plein Air Painting?

Plein Air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

About Artist Brian Murphy 

As a Plein Air painter, Brian Murphy has committed himself to capturing on canvas the scenic environment throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The same majestic landscapes and seascapes that inspired early California Plein Air painters such as: Edgar Payne, Hanson Puthuff and William Wendt provide audience to the artist’s unrestrained style.

Further afield, extensive travels to exotic locales including: China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hawaii and Alaska have resulted in impressive collections of oil paintings, while fostering the artist’s creativity and global awareness.

Check out Brian Murphy’s Website at www.bmurphy.net

Brian Murphy Painting
Brain Murphy James River
Plein Air easel