Crop of Lucy and Scout
Dry Wash Carol L Douglas
Cropped Pecos River
cropped mountain stream
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SantaFe Old Barn
August 28-September 2, 2022


Gateway to Pecos Wilderness

Mountain and river vistas

Historic and native structures

The village of Pecos, NM lies along the Pecos River, which flows out of the Santa Fe National Forest. Nearby, Pecos National Historical Park, Glorieta Pass, and Pecos Benedictine Monastery provide superb mountain views. Ranches and small adobe settlements dot the landscape. This is a landscape of colorful skies, hoodoos, dry washes, pine wildernesses, horses, and pickup trucks. Yet it’s within commuting distance of Santa Fe, so accommodations, necessities and world-class galleries are just a short drive away.

This workshop is five full days long. We’ll work on:

  • Plein air composition
  • Color theory
  • Accurate drawing
  • Mixing colors
  • Finding your own voice
  • Authentic brushwork

This workshop is aimed at helping painters refine their personal technique in plein air. All media are welcome: watercolor, pastel, oils and acrylics. This is an intensive class, with morning and afternoon on-site painting sessions and lunch-time demos. Classes are kept small so every student gets the attention they deserve.

The workshop fee is $675. That includes five days of highly-personalized instruction and a social gathering on Sunday evening, where you’ll meet your classmates. Email me for more information.

A block of rooms will be reserved at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Pecos, NM. To reserve, contact guestmaster Emily Ortiz or call 505-757-6412, ext. 112. Or, consider a B&B in the area. Last year's students had great luck with this.

Carol Douglas has 20 years’ experience teaching students of all levels in watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. “Some teachers are good artists, and some artists are good teachers, but it is rare to find a good artist who is also a good teacher. Carol is one of them. She will teach you the fundamentals you need to know, which a lot of teachers gloss over without explanation, but she also takes you to the next level, wherever you are on the learning curve.” (David Blanchard)

For more information, email me here.

There’s a $25 discount to members of New York Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Painters of Maine or returning students.

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