“Plein Air Monotypes for Oil Painters – No Press Required!” with Caroly Letvin
Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22, 2021
$325 members / $350 non members
Level: Intermediate to Experienced
Plein Air Oil Monotypes – No Press Needed!
This two-day workshop will cover the process of taking a basic printmaking process into the field. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, you can create beautiful, unique prints. Making monotypes will freshen your painting by making you work more quickly and providing energizing surprises. Each day will include classroom time for demonstration and critique as well as time in the field for printing on-site. This workshop is open to intermediate and experienced oil painters. Please bring your usual oil painting supplies and some photos that you would like to make into images. Pictures that have a full value range (from dark to light) will work best. There will be a 1/2 hour break for lunch.
Carolyn Letvin, a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts, has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape and interior painter, and also creates stylized sheep imagery. She has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association in 2001, a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition, and the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award from Concord Art’s 2017 Members Juried 2 Exhibition. Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Gallery Twist in Lexington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro, VT.
Plein Air Oil Monotype Workshop Supply List
(Outdoor and Indoor)
What Students Should Bring:
- Your usual collection of oil paints, brushes and a palette that’s big enough to use with small rollers.
- Paper towels
- A stiff, lightweight surface to work on in your lap, like some sort of drawing board. An easel doesn’t work very well for the plexiglass surfaces that we’ll be working on.
- Any other supplies that you would take with you when you paint plein air, like a stool or an umbrella if you need one for painting in the sun, an apron, gloves, a table to hold your brushes and medium, etc.
- A selection of photographs that you would like to make into images.
Supplied by Teacher:
- Galkyd Slow Drying Medium
- Cat food cans to hold medium
- .10 Plexiglass for painting surface
- .10 Plexiglass for printing base with attached acetate sheet
- Arches BFK Rives printing paper
- Tub of water
- GC Palm Presses and wooden spoons for making transfers
- Rubber rollers
- Various implements for paint removal, such as Q-tips and rubber-tipped color shapers