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Plein-Air Painting Workshop

June 1-3, 2018
Kings Oaks Farm
Newtown, PA

Level: Intermediate

Artists, please join New York painter Christopher Gallego for a three-day painting workshop on this beautiful farm in eastern PA.

Art at Kings Oaks reimagines a stone chapel and a 19th-century barn near Newtown, Pennsylvania.

If you have taken Gallego's classes or read the blog the approach will sound familiar...

Paint with your eyes, your mind, and your intuition. Technique comes second.

Think abstractly. Don't label what you paint.

Focus on the process more than the outcome

Don't imitate.

Watch your state of mind while you work.

Paint directly, use a knife, and load it up.

Have some fun & don't obsess.

Christopher Gallego, Artist | Image title: Lake Clara, Richmond Hill, GA, detail

Christopher Gallego, American, b. 1959, 2008, Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 in., Sold

Things to remember about plein-air...

Work quickly within a 2-hour window.
Limited palette.
More texture & energy, less medium.
Slightly exaggerate the distance.
Don't be thrown by shifting light; go with it.
Politely ignore admirers who want to chat with you (repeat...politely.)

Tuition: $399

Christopher Gallego, American Realist Painter & Draftsman, images, bio page

New York realist painter, teacher & blogger Christopher Gallego has received five fellowships; his drawings and paintings have shown in notable galleries and museums throughout the US. His monthly blog posts are read & shared by tens of thousands of artists and non-artists worldwide.

Accommodations & Food

The Brick Hotel
hotel & restaurant

Homewood Suites by Hilton

The Temperance House
hotel & restaurant

Cafe Con Leche
Nice selection; with vegan and vegetarian options

State Street Kitchen
Casual; serves breakfast and lunch. Not open at night

Jake's Eatery
casual, wide selection