No Fear Painting, 11/25 and 26, 9am to 4pm ... Details here


No Fear Painting, 11/25 and 26, 9am to 4pm ... Details here


Instructor: Mary Giammarino

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

In this course we will be studying and applying many of the fundamental techniques of plein air painting.  Together, we will investigate light and its effect on our visual field and how to translate that onto a canvas.  We will not employ formulas; there is no “correct” way to paint and no such thing as a “mistake.” It is my goal to equip you with the tools necessary for a lifetime of exploration with Plein Air painting. This workshop includes morning access to the studio during non-class time.

Materials list:

Winsor-Newton Artist Oils: Cadmium lemon, Cadmium yellow pale (Winsor yellow), Cadmium scarlet, Permanent rose, French ultramarine, Manganese blue hue, 200 ml tubes of Titanium white.

Gessoed panels: Masonite, Luan or birch plywood – Bring as many as 5-6 per day in a variety of sizes: 8x10", 9x12", 11x14", 12x16", 16x20"

Palette knife: Loew Cornell #J-15

Brushes: Variety of inexpensive brushes including flats, brights, rounds, #'s 6-14

Easel: Plein Air type: Stan-Rite #300, French box, or Porchade box. I use a gessoed board clipped to my Stan-Rite 300.

Turpentine: Weber Turpenoid Natural or Gamesol

About Mary:

Plein Air artist Mary Giammarino spends her winters in Vermont where her family resides and the rest of the year in Provincetown.  Born in Springfield, MA in 1957, Ms. Giammarino studied Fine Art at Greenfield Community College and the University of Massachusetts. In 1989 she continued her studies at the Cape Cod School of Art. Her street scenes of Provincetown, paintings of surrounding sand dunes and shoreline, as well as her Vermont landscapes are rich and lush with sunlight and shadows. Her work is in private collections in the United States and in Europe.

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