Artwork depicting a lake surface with mountains in the background.

En Plein Air at Mono Lake: Beginning Oil Painting

Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.
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July 15, 2022 @ 3:30 pm July 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Painting outdoors allows an instant connection with landscape, and the textural possibilities and complete-coverage quality of oil paint allow students to portray their own unique feelings in their work. This field seminar is designed to be an introduction to the sometimes-intimidating subject of oil painting for students who want to learn oil painting outdoors. Photo courtesy of Penny Otwell.


Date: July 15–17, 2022

Instructor: Penny Otwell

Price: $265 for members / $280 for the public

Registration: Begins February 17, 2022 at 9:00am PST for Mono Lake Committee members.

Questions? Contact the field seminar team by email or phone at (760) 647-6595.

Activity level: EASY

This seminar’s activity level: easy. We will be walking from cars to painting sites in the field, no more than half a mile from the cars. Participants will need to carry all their art supplies from the cars to field locations and back. Some of the painting locations may be in the sun.

Artwork depicting a lake surface with mountains in the background.