Landscape Painting with Daniel daSilva

DayTimeCourse NameInstructorTuition
605 - Saturday2:30pm - 5:30Landscape PaintingDaniel daSilva$435
  • In this class students will primarily paint outdoors while also incorporating important studio sessions which will allow for a deeper understanding of how to approach a plein air painting. With an emphasis on perceptual experience, we will use the visual information by organizing and translating it into a coherent image, and maintaining one’s personality in the work. Attention will be given to grasping the skills needed to create a painting in a 3-hour session. In the event of bad weather the class will be in the LIAFA studio.
  • Painting:

      Note from the instructor: “There are two basic choices in easels. Some people like a ready made plein air kit. The other option is to bring a lightweight easel and hold your palette in your hand. I prefer a lightweight easel like the Testrite #100 easel that spikes into the ground for when it’s windy or hilly terrain. It’s light and easy, I hold my palette in my hand. If you prefer to have your palette held up for you look into a plein air box with tripod.”

    • canvas or panel (9″ x 12″ or 12″ x 16″ suggested)
    • Palette
    • Oil Painting Medium (Stand Oil or Liquin Original are standard. The instructor likes “Oleogel” by Natural Pigments)
    • Gamsol (odorless Mineral Spirits)
    • Resealable Jar of OMS (for cleaning brushes while painting)
    • Palette knife
    • Paper Towels and/or Cotton Rags
    • Artist’s Tape
    • A Few Large Ziploc Bags
    • Lightweight chair/stool if you prefer sitting while painting
    • Sunscreen, hat, water, bug spray, etc. for outdoor comfort and longevity
    Sable Brushes:

    • Flat # 12, 6, 2

    Bristle Brushes

    • Filbert # 4, 3
    • Rounds # 4, 2
    Artist Grade Oils:


    • Titanium White
    • Blue black or Cold Black
    • Quinacridone Magenta
    • Cadmium Lemon, Hanza Yellow, OR Cad Yellow Light
    • Cobalt Teal

    • Indian Yellow
    • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    • Ultramarine Blue

    • Cadmium Yellow (sometimes called Cad Yellow Medium)
    • Ivory Black
    • Nickel Titanium Yellow Light
    • Van Dyke Brown

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