Plein Air: The Newport Landscape (Register by June 23)
July 9, 2019 - August 6, 2019
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
An easy plein air oil painting class to open your vision of the Newport landscape with its grand trees, ocean views and architectural features. Paint on site with Peter in this 5 week class, each week at a uniquely Newport location.
Supplies to bring Day 1
Oil Color Basic Set:
Hansa Yellow Light (or substitute Cad. Yellow Light)
Cadmium Red med.
Quinacridone Rose, Magenta or Red
Viridian (genuine, not “hue”)
optional 2nd green: Permanent Green, Chromium Green, or Cobalt Green
#8, #10, #12, Flat or Filbert or combination. Optional: #8 round.
Broad, flat or offset, roughly the shape and size of your index finger. Avoid pointed trowel shape.
Canvas, gessoed board, or canvas board
Sizes: 5×7, 8×10, 9×12. We will use the small 5×7 for the first class. You may
purchase a 9×12 panel or board and use masking tape to divide in two halves,
yielding two 5.5×9 sections.
Galkyd by Gamblin or Liquin by Winsor Newton recommended.
Easel Each student will need some type of portable outdoor easel with a palette. If you do not have an outdoor easel with palette, the museum has a limited number of loaner french easels for you to use for the duration of this class.
You will also need drinking water, sunblock and a hat.
Note: For brush cleanup you may use Walnut or Safflower oil for solvent-less brush cleaning along with a brush cleaning canister OR GAMSOL artist grade odorless paint thinner in a glass jar
About the Instructor
Peter Dickison (b. 1960), native of Rhode Island, studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Yale University Summer School for Art, and the Parson’s School of Design Graduate Program in Painting.
After school, Dickison was studio assistant to the artist Nell Blaine (1922-1996), whose exuberant spirit for life and painting was a strong influence. As Assistant Teacher for Drawing with the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France, he worked with drawing professor Leonard Stokes, taught landscape and figure drawing, and painted prolifically in the landscape of Provence. As writer Laurence Hazell once commented on Dickison’s work, “his central intuition is that human activity is framed by nature and that human understanding fabricates the landscape.”
He has exhibited at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City, SUNY Purchase Art Gallery, the Newport Art Museum, Crowell’s Fine Art and Gallery X in New Bedford and Deblois Gallery in Newport. He is currently on the faculty of the Newport Art Museum.
Location and Parking
Newport Art Museum School classes are held in the Coleman Center, located at 26 Liberty Street. Please park in our museum parking lots.
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