Plein Air Club

Hosted by Bruce Stam

Bruce will be hosting 2 Saturdays a month through March from 8 – 10am, come at any time that works for you and stay as long as you like.

Price: FREE!

Ever wanted to try painting out in the open? Come join us for some varied scenery and some lovely weather. Paint in the medium of your choosing.

Bruce has provided a suggested equipment list, be sure to ask a Jerry’s employee for it. The gatherings will be hosted by Bruce Stam on our behalf. Feel free to ask him for advice, but keep in mind, this is not a class. (Juicy coupons to be handed out!)

December 8 Location

December 8 will be at Usery Mountain Regional Park – Meet at the Wind Cave Trailhead

Park admission is $7

There is limited parking (park only in designated areas), water, restrooms, and ramadas

https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/usery-mountain-regional-park/

 

Suggested Supply LIst

  • Water, about 3 bottles. Keep one on ice for the drive home
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses are fine, but you can’t wear while you paint as they distort the colors.
  • Easel (I prefer to use a tripod with a palette box attached. The tripod must be rated to hold at least 10 pounds)
  • Brushes.
  • Paper towels
  • Palette knife
  • Plastic grocery bags for trash
  • Baby wipes, to clean your hands
  • Pencil or vine charcoal
  • Small sketch pad
  • Paint scrapper, sometimes called a razor blade paint scrapper.
  • Painting panels. I will be using 8” X 10” panels.
  • Paint colors (use what you have, below are my colors)
  • White.
  • Blue (ultramarine blue and Cobalt)
  • Yellow (Cadmium Yellow Pale)
  • Orange (Cadmium Orange)
  • Red (Alizarin Crimson)
  • Burnt sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Viridian
  • Gamsol or Turpentine, if using. I don’t use any in the field.
  • Clothing
  • Hat
  • Boots or hiking shoes
  • Shirts should be a neutral color (so to stop reflections on your panel)
  • Umbrella, that attaches to your easel for shade.
  • Backpack. To carry your gear.