Landscape Basics with Hilda Neily, August 14 - 18, 9 am to 12 pm


Landscape Basics with Hilda Neily, August 14 - 18, 9 am to 12 pm


Instructor: Hilda Neily

To sign up, call the registrar at 617-717-9568

We will study the color of the big masses of light and shadow that describe the landscape in various light conditions.


Winsor-Newton (or equivalent quality such as Rembrandt) Artist Oils:

Winsor Lemon

Winsor Yellow

Winsor Orange

Winsor Red

Permanent Rose


Permanent Green Light  

Permanent Green Deep

Manganese Blue or Sevres Blue

French Ultramarine

Yellow Ochre

Optional - Indian Red and Mars Violet

200 ml tube Titanium White

Optional - blue pencil

Gessoed panels: Masonite, Luan or birch plywood – Bring as many as 5-6 per day in a variety of sizes:  9x12", 11x14", 12x16", 16x20"

NOTE: If you purchase pre-gessoed panels, be sure to brush them with another coat of gesso or else they will be too slick, and the paint will not adhere properly.

Palette knife: Loew Cornell #J-15 or similar

Easel: Plein Air type: Stan-Rite #300 or similar (you can purchase the Stan-Rite easel for $50. or less on Ebay.)

Other supplies:

Vegetable oil for cleanup

Rolls of soft paper towels such as Bounty

Small plastic trash bags

Hat with brim (such as a baseball cap)

NOTE: do not wear tinted or transition eyeglasses. Wear Black or medium-colored shirts, no white or bright colors as they will reflect into your painting.

About Hilda:

Hilda Neily belongs to the prestigious community of painters living and working in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As a Plein Air Impressionist artist, Neily works outside on landscapes and paints still life inside in north light. Primarily a landscape, seascape and still-life painter, Neily’s focus is on the changing light conditions and the expression of these changes in color. Plein Air Impressionist painting is marked by its primary emphasis on how light conditions affect the eye's perception of color.

Born in Vermont and a resident of Provincetown since 1968, Neily studied various theories of painting before developing a strong interest in Plein Air Impressionist painting. This interest led her to study at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown with Henry Hensche beginning in 1974.

Henry Hensche, master Impressionist, served as assistant to Charles Hawthorne, founder of the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. Neily Studied with Hensche for 15 years. Neily today is a master painter in her own right, and is considered to be one of the Cape School's most adept practitioners.

Neily's paintings are included in many private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Visit Hilda Neily's Website

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