Painting Sedona w/Lori Putnam

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Painting Sedona with Lori Putnam
Lori Putnam
3 days Oct 16-18, 2013

This exciting workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, lots of one-on-one instruction, and personal and group critiques to promote your progress. Lori will motivate you to new understanding, teach you to reap the benefits of painting outdoors, and help you think, see, plan and paint your subjects using a modern impressionist approach.

Participants will
- Develop a deeper understanding for the nature of light and its effects on value and color.
- Capture the essence of nature through strong, simplified composition.
- Experience the power of painting with a limited palette including color mixing and harmony and color temperature.
- Learn the tried and true method for keying a painting and determining value relationships.
- Strengthen your work with proper attention to edges and atmosphere.

Enrollment will be limited to 10 students.


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

About Lori Putnam

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lori Putnam travels all over the world, painting small to medium-sized plein air sketches and finished works. She also creates large-scale paintings in her studio located in nearby Franklin, Tennessee. Prior to becoming a full-time artist in 2005, Lori owned and managed a successful graphic design agency for 13 years. She has studied independently as an adult, with many of the nation?s best painters. Quang Ho, Scott Christensen, and Kim English are a few she considers her most influential, and she is honored to exhibit regularly in their elite company.

Lori is a member of, and has exhibited with many respected organizations including the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and is past Vice President of the American Impressionists Society. Additionally, Lori participates annually in several juried and invitational plein air events, and recently won awards in Colorado, California, Wyoming, Florida, Georgia, and Ireland. Her studio work has also received many awards ? most recently from the oldest art club in America, the Salmagundi Club in New York City.Lori is recognized as one of the finest American Impressionists of our time. She has been chosen as an Artist Faculty member for the Annual Plein Air Convention, hosted by Plein Air Magazine, for the past two years.

Materials list

Portable plein air easel/equipment: All of your supplies should fit comfortably in one bag or backpack and be lightweight enough for you to carry on your own. If you do not currently own portable equipment, please email me for more information. I am happy to assist you in making a decision on what type of easel to purchase for your needs. (Freestanding painting easel, Frenchstyle easel, Soltek, or pochade such as OpenBox M, Guerilla, EasyL, etc.)

(or other neutral toned) mixing palette (Do not use white, disposable
palette pages!)

Oil Paints - Quality oils - I use Blue Ridge Oils
Cad Yellow Deep
Pyrol Red
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White

I use a basic palette, limiting my colors to this specific brand. Using fewer tubes of paint lightens my backpack and provides dependable color mixtures.

About half-dozen, high quality brushes will do.
Any mixture of the following:

Utrecht brights and Silver Brush Grand Prix filberts, extra long filberts,
flats, and rounds in sizes 4, 6, 8

A few small sable or soft synthetic brushes (flats, angles, and riggers)
or Rosemary & Co. long flat, filbert, (series 278 and 279)for detail.

A few different types of palette knives.

Canvas Panels:
I prefer working on canvas panels (not stretched canvases) when painting en plein air. Depending on your level of experience and how fast you paint, bring 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, or larger panels, two to four for each day.


Wet canvas carriers such as PanelPak

Plein Air umbrella

Small sketchpad and pencil

ViewCatcher (gray plastic crop/view finder tool) available at most art stores.

Container for mineral spirits (such as the metal Anderson, Holbein, or Martin Universal)

M. Graham walnut alkyd medium or Galkyd by Gamblin(optional, makes the paint dry more rapidly for ease in packing)

Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) IF TRAVELING BY PLANE, OMS
should be purchased at your final destination. DO NOT PACK AND

Paper towels and plastic grocery bags
(for trash)
Class meets 9 - 4 on the first day at the Sedona Arts Center. 


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Meeting dates

Wed - Fri, Oct 16-18, 2013

Activity Category


Activity Sub-Category

Plein Air (outdoor painting)

Registration dates

Last day for Internet registration: Oct 16, 2013






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