Alla Prima, Plein Air & Open Studio Painting Classes

Two Day Eatonton Workshop

Experience the beauty of Georgia’s Lake Country as you embark on a creative journey! Join us for a captivating two-day workshop led by Ed Cahill, where you’ll learn the art of transforming your concepts from rough sketches into polished, professional presentations.

Whether you start with a drawing, a previous painting, or a photograph, Ed will guide you through the process of developing your design, refining it, and then executing a scaled-down version. Once you’ve honed your skills and vision, you’ll have the opportunity to paint a larger rendition using the media of your choice.

Immerse yourself in this relaxed and informative workshop, designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to elevate your art to the next level. Don’t miss this chance to explore your creativity in the serene setting of Georgia’s Lake Country!

Friday–Saturday, October 6–7, 2023

Barrel 118
118 N Jefferson Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024




Kennesaw State University

KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive NW


The Art Place

The Art Place Marietta
330 Sandy Plains  Rd.


Chastain Arts Center

Chastain Arts Center & Gallery
135 Chastain Park Ave NW

Semi-Private Lessons

Only 4 students per session. 12 sessions in 6 weeks. Tuesdays June 20–July 18.

Mornings: 9:30am–12:30pm or
Afternoons 1:30pm–4:30pm

Contact to reserve your hours
3 sessions minimum
$35 per 3 hour session

Private Lessons

Ed Cahill offers 3 hour Plein Air private sessions. Please contact to schedule.

Ed Cahill Painting Workshops paint box

General Supply List

All supplies are available at Blicks in Marietta or others in store or online.

Oil Paint Brands:
I recommend Utrecht, alternatives are Gamblin, Winsor Newton, Old Holland, Michael Harding. No studio brands—Example: Winton, Gamblin 1980, Blick Studio brand.

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

Optional colors (not required)
Cerulean blue, Ocher
Viridian or Pthalo Green

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

For initial drawing:

Vine Charcoal—Medium
Paper Towels —Complete roll or painters rags
View Finder—View Catcher or similar

2-4 Oil or Gesso Primed Canvas (or linen) Boards
either— 9 x 12”, 12 x 12, 12 x 16”, 8 x16″ or a mix

Jerry’s OP Deluxe Centurion is my recommendation

Odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol or other brand

Small cup for cleaning —No regular mineral spirits or turpentine.

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

Below are links to the vendors I use: