Plein Air to Studio (Online Course) Spring 2024 w/ Tushar Sabale

Painting in both Plein Air and Studio has its own challenges and benefits. As an all weather plein air artist, Tushar paints mostly alla prima but he also relies on the quick studies of the subject done outdoors to further develop or refine those works in his studio based on the observations, notes and memory.

In this course he will take you through few such studies demonstrating in both plein air and in studio explaining how to use each method to its advantage. He will be demonstrating two paintings a landscape and a city scape, using the same method as above.

The course will also involve studies and discussions of works by the old masters, and focus on composition, colour mixing, tonal values and colour harmonies.

Course Outline

Week 1 –


Powerpoint presentation about the history of plein air and the birth of impressionism.

Famous artists, old masters and their work.

Introduction to oil colours, choosing subject and composition.



Week 2 –

Homework review.

Painting demo- Landscape (Plein Air).



Week 3 –

Homework review.

Painting demo- Landscape (Studio).



Week 4 –

Homework review.

Painting demo- Cityscape (Plein Air).


Week 5 –

Homework review.

Painting demo- Cityscape (Studio).


Course Materials List

Titanium White

Chrome Yellow Hue

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red

Burnt Sienna

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean Blue


Ivory Black


Painting Medium-Linseed Oil in a container with a lid

Oil Paint Dilutant and Brush Cleaner- Zest-it, a non-toxic, non-flammable,

alternative to turps with a pleasant citrus smell.

Suggested Brushes: Flat Bristle #10, 4 and one or two smaller round for fine details, Palette knife.

Painting boards, panels 10” x 12” and 12” x 16”

Sketch book and pencils to draw sketches.

Sandpaper- fine

Baby Wipes, Rags or paper towel

Waste paper basket

Additional materials:

Apron, Strong Spring Clamps, Binder Clips

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