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En Plein Air Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente - Aug 2022

  • 8 Aug 2022
  • 11 Aug 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • 8 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 9 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 11 Aug 2022, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • ArtWaves Fine Art Studio and offsite
  • 5


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 En Plein Air Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente - Aug 2022

Experience the magic of Mount Desert Island as you paint En Plein Air with renowned artist Christine Lafuente. A basic review of outdoor set-up, paint application, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations on the Island’s beautiful coves and shores.  

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30am - 11:30am

August 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022  

$600 for a 4-day workshop ($590 for members) plus independent painting time on campus in the afternoons.

Artists of all levels and styles are welcome, experience working in oils is recommended. 

The half-day sessions provide you the opportunity to work in the mornings with the instructor, leaving you the afternoons to continue to work independently, as you develop your own individual style.  Pack a lunch and paint all day!

Masks, vax'd (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

About the instructor: A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991.  She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel.  While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation.  In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College.  Christine currently lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.

En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente

Suggested Materials List

Notebook or small sketchbook to take notes

Outdoor Easel, preferably with a flat surface to place palette

Umbrella to shade palette and canvas

Camp Stool and/or good standing shoes

Bug Spray!!!!!!!!

Sun Screen

Hat with visor

Viewfinder, any kind

Suggested Oil Colors, USE ARTIST GRADE!

- Burnt Sienna

- Ultramarine Blue

- Titanium White or Titanium/Zinc Blend AND/OR Lead/Flake White

- Yellow Ochre

- Ivory Black

- Cadmium Red Medium or Light or Scarlet* *AVOID “HUE”s

- Cadmium Yellow Pale or Light*

- Lemon Yellow

- Cobalt Blue*

- Alizarin Crimson

- Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep*

- Cerulean Blue*

- Raw Umber

- Raw Sienna

- Rose (either Rose Madder or Permanent Rose)

- Greens: Sap Green, Terre Verte, Viridian

- Tints: Kings Blue, Jaune Brillant


-A decent range (at least 10) of mid-size to large (#4-#12) Hog Bristle brushes in a variety of flats, rounds, and filberts. Use good quality, good condition brushes.

-A few Sables or synthetics are fine, but the majority should be hog bristle.

Basic Mediums

- Odorless Mineral Spirits/Turpenoid/Gamsol

- Cold-Pressed or Refined Linseed Oil (Artist Grade only)


At least 4, but as many as you like:

-Mid-Size Surfaces: ex. 12x12, 11x14, 12x16, 14x18. Suggest WHITE GROUND

-Cotton or Linen Canvas. Must be adequately primed with either acrylic or oil ground.

LARGE Palette: 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 Disposable white paper palette pad for making color charts

Board to put under palette pad, and clips to clip the pad to the board

Palette Knives: 1 or 2, should be metal, tapered, with a “dog leg handle”, good for mixing

Double Palette Cups, 2-inch diameter, can clip on palette

Brush-cleaning container preferably with interior porous cup or coil so that sludge can settle

Large glass Jar with Lid for used turps

Rags: LOTS! Should be absorbent cotton and/or a Roll of Viva paper Towels or Shop Towels

**ArtWaves has many supplies on hand at the studio that are available for students to use. Please reach out if you would like to learn more! We are happy to help make this class a fantastic experience for you however we can. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please email Your account will then reflect a credit that may be used toward future classes.

If you already have a credit and would like to apply it to this class, please contact before registering!

Your tax-deductible donations help support ArtWaves, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to make art accessible to the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities.
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