Instructor: Carolyn Letvin
Level: Intermediate to Experienced
Day: Saturday, October 10th
Cost: $150 members/ $190 non-members
Description: Plein Air Monotypes for Oil Painters – No Press Required!
This one-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. The day will
begin with a demonstration to orient you to the process. You will immediately begin
to make prints that will be critiqued one-on-one. Once you feel confident, you will go
outside to print plein air. 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.
Plein Air Oil Monotype Workshop Supply List (Outdoor)
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.
• Photographs that you would like to make into images. Pictures that have a full
value range work the best.
Carolyn Letvin is a resident of Plainville, Massachusetts. She has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape painter and also creates stylized feline and farm animal imagery. She works on-site, from photographs and memory.
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 and a second place in the 2014 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition. Her most recent award is from Concord Art’s Members Juried 2 Exhibition where she received the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award. Currently, her work can be seen at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, MA, Lauren Clark Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA, Hudson Art & Framing in Hudson, MA, and Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT. She is on the board of the Monotype Guild of New England.