In this video venture outside with artist Stephanie Birdsall as she shows you the basics of Plein Air painting. Learn how to choose a subject to paint and how to sketch it out and make color notes so that as the day passes and the lighting changes you can still create a beautiful painting from the scene you originally saw. Get Stephanie’s tips on how to set up your easel for success and once you get setup follow along with Stephanie as she instructs you on how to do a simple underpainting to get you started and then utilizes that underpainting to create a colorful demonstration piece. Watch how the lighting changes from when she started to the final piece and get your pastels ready!
In this video you'll learn how to find and compose a subject, and how to capture the essence of the subject, despite lighting changes. After an initial review of setup and materials, Stephanie completes a pastel painting on location step by step, from a simple underpainting, to a block in and details, for a colorful landscape scene that teaches lessons on value, color and more along the way!
(Variety of Colors)
Variety of Flats
Portable Easel Masking Tape