5 Day - En Plein Air Painting Workshop with Susan Overstreet
Time & Location
En Plein Air Painting Workshop
Be inspired by the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s beautiful sculpture gardens as you learn to paint outdoors. Susan Overstreet will discuss the unique aspects of painting en plein air and the various atmospheric conditions that affect light, color and perspective. Each morning will start with a brief discussion and demonstration that will include topics such as composition, aerial and linear perspective, and color choices.
Bring an en plein air easel if you have one, otherwise an easel will be provided. Inform the museum if you need an easel set up for you. Palette, palette knives, brushes of various sizes: flats, rounds, filberts and brights, canvases (at least two per day) no smaller than 11x14, 16x20 preferred. Colors: cadmium yellow medium, cadmium lemon or light, cadmium red light, permanent rose, magenta, manganese blue, ultramarine blue, titanium white. If you have colors you like please bring them. You don’t need a medium but if you have one you prefer, please bring it. Rags or paper towels.
About Susan Overstreet
Susan Overstreet has exhibited at the Provincetown Art Museum, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cape Cod Museum of Art and Highland House Museum. Represented by Tree's Place in Orleans, MA, her joyful work is collected internationally and she is often commissioned to preserve cherished events and scenes.
Susan completed studio work at George Washington University, and continued studying fine arts at Corcoran School of Art and Art League School of Alexandria. She has been featured in multiple regional publications. Her portrait of a Cape Cod lobsterman was juried into the American Women Artists Annual Competition.
In Virginia, her work was in many juried competitions including the Fairfax County Council of the Arts, the Fairfax Government Center, the Springfield Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterford Art Festival, and the Torpedo Factory. She taught art in Fairfax Public Schools and served as president of the Springfield Art Guild.
“Art is a soulful response to a subject. I am inspired by the people and environments of Cape Cod and places that I travel. My process begins with an emotional connection to a subject. I study how best to technically get this reaction on the canvas and then use my brushes and colors to convey my individual expression. It is a joyful challenge to hone an evolving, experimental, technical process that honors the world around us.” — Susan Overstreet
- Members - Overstreet Class$185$1850$0
- Not-Yet Members - Overstreet$195$1950$0