Composition is King! 2 Day Plein Air Workshop with Ed Cahill

Date: May 24 – 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am3:00 pm
Price: $200

Gilmer Arts
207 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA 30540

This class is designed for the  beginning to intermediate skilled artist who is interested in creating more successfully designed paintings. We will paint en plein air in the quaint mountain town of Ellijay Georgia and adjacent areas. We will cover small town views, classic Southern architecture, and atmosphere. Emphasis will be placed on design and center of attention using the outdoor composition solutions of Edgar Payne and John Carlson.

Register for this Class

Supply List (printable)

Available at Blicks in Roswell or others in store or online
Oil Paint Brands —Utrecht, Gamblin, Winsor Newton, Old Holland
No studio brands—Winton, Gamblin 1980, ect.

Titanium White
Ultramarine Blue—no hues
Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon—no hues
Cadmium Red or Cad Red Hue
Alizarin Crimson—no hues

Optional Colors:  (not required) Ocher, Viridian, or Pthalo Green

Brushes: (Various, but these are essential)
Brands: Utrecht, Grumbacher, Princeton, Gainesboro, etc #14 (1 inch wide) Hogs Hair Flat
#12 ( half inch wide) Synthetic Flat
#6 Flat or Filbert

For initial drawing:
Vine Charcoal—Medium

Paper Towel
Complete roll or painters rags Optional View Finder
View Catcher or similar

4-6 Oil or Gesso Primed Canvas (or linen) Boards
either— 9 x 12”, 12 x 12, 11 x 14” or 12 x 16” or a mix


Small Linseed Oil
Odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol
Small cup for cleaning —No regular mineral spirits or turpentine.

French Easel or Half Easel or Pochade Box w/Tripod Brands: Judsen’s, Open Box M, Many others online (Check that the size will match your boards)