Wet & Wild

Combined

Loose Landscapes & Plein Air Painting


8-week Interactive course

April 19 - June 14


Two full courses in one

Includes 30 in depth video lessons, begin in the studio then travel outside to expand your skills and do a some Plein air painting.

Let the painting paint itself

Loosen up, remove the fear, become more creative, and confidant and let go of the need to be perfect.

Wet & Wild Expressive

Landscapes


In this course, different from all of my others, you will be astonished with what you can do within a short period of time.

I'll teach you how you to be inspired just about anywhere, even when time is limited.

Artists of all levels are encouraged to join, no matter what level of experience that you may have.


It's a completely different experience!


For years, I have thought about doing some Plein air painting, it all seemed so romantic, but being so visible to everyone going by was a bit scary. I thought what if the painting wasn't perfect I would be humiliated, and with so much external stimulation it would be overwhelming and not knowing what to focus on. 

One day we had a power outage, it was a beautiful day, warm, with blue skies, so I threw some old tubes of color into a bag, a block of paper, and an easel (that I never used) and went for a drive, so, this is what happened.

What was fascinating about that experience is that it forced me to release all of the distractions around me and focus on what I had control over. Another obstacle I had was thinking that I needed to have the perfect line drawing but for this technique it doesn't matter.

You don’t really need a great location, only to be inspired and let your imagination go to the surrounding shapes, space and color. Lighting conditions don't need to be perfect and even with time is limited, (just 20 - 30 minutes) you can paint leaving you with feeling creative and re-energized. Simply allow the water on the surface to carry the color and create some magic.

Wet & Wild Plein Air Painting

All levels can enjoy this experience.

You don't need to be a master artist to have fun and be successful.

Meeting Dates

  • April 19 - Introduction
  • May 3 - studio paintings
  • May17 - studio paintings
  • May 31 - Plein air
  • June 14- Plein air 

Meeting times

  • 2:00 PM (PDT) San Francisco
  • 3:00 PM (MDT) Denver
  • 4:00 PM (CDT) Chicago
  • 5:00 PM (EDT) New York
  • 10:00 PM (BST) England
  • Time Zone convertor

Meetings are scheuled to provide you time to work on your paintings

Example Curriculum

  Getting started
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  About this painting style
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  Meetings
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  Bonus lessons from meetings
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  New Just added - Wet & Wild Poppies
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  FAQ
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  Wiggle your wrist
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  Wet and dry
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  Loosen the edges
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  Play with the brushstroke
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  Go Bold
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  Mingling color
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  Wetlands - Let it Flow
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  Don't be shy
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  Painting loose deserts
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  Use the idea
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  Fall colors
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  Loose mountains
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  Wetland Petaluma
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  Beachscape
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  Snowscape
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  Bonus reference photos
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  When the painting isn't working
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  Transitioning to plein air painting
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  Plein air
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  When time is limited
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  Drakes beach - taking a moment
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  Morning lagoon
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  Simple Marsh - mingle color
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  Field of Daffodils
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  Field of Wild Iris
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  Muir Beach overlook
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  Marsh - reeds
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  Marsh - low tide
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  Drakes estero
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  Drakes estero wetland channel
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  Shows to enter
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Student review


"This is it a very informative and guide for loose and plein air painting. It is well done and realistic for the beginner and seasoned plein air painter. The exercises in the studio take you down the path for loose painting and in plein air section knowledge of what one might expect and look for standing there outside painting.

In the plein air section I felt as though I was there with you, and your subject matter is varied and so are the weather and lighting conditions. Beautiful

“When the painting isn’t working” is my favorite sections, it tells us you really know, understand and feel our struggles and dilemmas.

You put everything on the table to teach how to work your magic." Trish Kuncewicz

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