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Plein Air Landscape Painting

Experience the outdoors in creative ways with “plein air” (French for “outdoors”) painting techniques and create your own personalized landscape.

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landscape painting

Image: Laura C. Birge (American, 1846—1928), Landscape, 1929, watercolor on paper. Gift of Mr. William G. Payne. 1950.4

Required materials:

  • 9 x 12” canvas board
  • acrylic paints (red, yellow, blue, white, black)
  • paint brushes (small, medium, large)
  • paint palette (or paper plate)
  • cup for water
  • paper towels
  • pencil and eraser

Optional materials:

  • extra fine brushes
  • more acrylics (orange, green, violet, yellow ochre, etc.)

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