Campfire on an Adirondack Lake

Online Class with Dennon Walantus

Tuesday, Jan 25th, 5:00-7:00pm EST

Oils, advanced beginners and up.

In this workshop, Dennon Walantus will demonstrate the techniques he uses with oil paint to capture an evening campfire as we imagine it in the Adirondacks together. This will also include drawing out his subject matter, what kind of color mixes he uses, and paint application with both the palette knife and brush. Dennon typically paints small paintings en plein air out in the landscape, he will bring his typical process into the studio with you to capture a quick study of the Adirondacks.

Materials List

Oil Paint
-Titanium White
-Cadmium Yellow
-Yellow Ochre
-Cadmium Red
-Burnt Sienna
-French Ultramarine
-Cerulean Blue
-Burnt Umber

Assortment of Brushes
(I like to use long handled Filbert or Square)

Palette (Glass or Paper)

Medium (Optional) (Walnut Oil Alkyd by M. Graham is great)

Palette Knife (Any your comfortable with)

Wood or Hardboard Panel Primed with Gesso (Canvas if you prefer!)

Brush Cleaner (I like to use Gamsol, but baby oil or mineral oil also work)

*Please note: There is NO reference photo to print for this class*

About Dennon:
Beekmantown Graduate of 2014, after high school graduation I attended Clinton Community College for 2 years to explore opportunities, this is where I was introduced to painting. I then chose to concentrate on painting and a career in Fine Art. This led me to SUNY Plattsburgh into the BFA program, where I graduated from in May of 2019. After graduation I worked with SUNY ESF to bring NYS K-12 students out the the landscape teaching plein-air workshops to them. Now living as a full time painter.

Artist Statement: I primarily paint with oils out in the landscape then refer to this work back in the studio.

In my plein air painting I am pursuing a personal connection to the landscape by working from direct observation. Painting on a small scale requires every brushstroke to be relevant when seeing the work as a whole image. This immediate way of working directly reflects the intimate connection when experiencing the landscape. When choosing my subject to paint I look for a particular space that can act as a vehicle for capturing the light and mood of the environment. These smaller works sometimes offer themselves as the source material to create a larger work, expanding in physicality of the mark and immersion of the viewer into the landscape.

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