Plein Air Workshops

Learning to paint landscapes on site, and enjoy it





It doesn't always have to make sense, as long as it works.

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2019 Workshops 

My workshops are an intense learning, yet fun filled way to gain new skills and improve on others.






What you will be learning

  • Quickly mixing colors with the limited palette
  • How to see and simplify
  • Notans and the need for light/dark balance
  • The neccessity of Values in outdoor landscape
  • Focal Points, where to put them, and why
  • Composition and it’s many excentricities
  • How to create depth on a 2 dimensional surface
  • My time during these workshops is spent with each artist, no matter the level to help them go away with a better understanding of what makes a successful painting experience, and how to achieve this.
  • I emphasize what I feel is the foundation of good landscape painting, and that is drawing, composition, values, color, depth, and edgework. 



Missouri:   Augusta Plein Air, Augusta MO, April 28 


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South Carolina:   Mt Pleasant, SC, May 17-18


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Kansas:   Shawnee Mission, KS, June 14-16


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New York:   Genesee Country Village, Mumford NY, Sept 6-8


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Georgia:   Three Hearts Farm, Newnan, GA,  Sept 13,14


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North Carolina: Mount Airy, NC, October 4-6


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Texas:       Palo Duro Canyon, November 8-10. Canyon TX


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Read some testamonials of what other artists say about Greg’s workshops- CLICK HERE

15 Responses to “Workshops”

  1. Mike shepherd says:

    I am interested in attending one of your workshops. Do you have dates set for spring or summer yet?
    Thanks, Mike

  2. Lori eubanks says:

    I am interested in the cost for your workshop in michigan. Your website won’t give me any information

  3. Claire Gagnon says:

    Hi Gregory,
    We met in Gloucester, MA last week. My girlfriend and I came to paint at Little River where you were painting. It was nice to meet you. Do you ever offer workshop on the east coast? I may be interested.

    • admin says:

      Hi Claire,
      I do remember you and your friend, and thanks for letting me crowd in and paint with you two. I do come East to teach every year, but have not taught a workshop in the New England area. Given enough interest I would love to come that direction. Greg

  4. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the great workshop here in Texas, Greg. Due to your relaxed, practical and attentive approach, I now have the confidence and courage to pack up my materials and go DO Plein Air painting. Despite the obstacles we had, as a group and individually, you demonstrated tenacity…and, that’s “the main thing” it takes to create something worthwhile…in my opinion. I also learned a great deal from the limited palette, the specific instruction and daily group critique. It was “life-changing”, Greg, truly!

    • admin says:

      Hi Sharon, I appreciate your comments, and hope you gained something from the 3 day workshop. I thought you did very well and were receptive to my instruction. Didn’t slap me a single time for painting on your canvas 😉 I hope you keep it up and get outdoors as often as possible. There’s nothing quite like it. Let’s try it again next year. Greg

  5. Mary Lee Lenertz says:

    Although not all great artists are also great teachers, you are absolutely outstanding at both. I feel very fortunate to have been able to take your wonderful workshop. I am deeply appreciative of the way you went out of your way to meet the needs of each of us. I learned so very much and I am looking forward to practicing what you taught me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope we see you again next year!

    • admin says:

      Thank you very much for your kind comments Mary Lee, it was a pleasure working with you in Texas. Keep plugging away at it, and I’ll look for improvement the next time I see you. Greg

  6. Lucette Banas says:

    Hi Gregory, Just spoke with my friend, Karen Foegen, about your workshop at Mumford , in August. I am interested in coming – please send me info on how to sign up – hope there is still room !!! I will be bunking with Karen.

    • admin says:

      Outstanding Lucette, I saw the email and look forward to working with you. I’ll do my best to make sure you walk away a better artist. Thanks, Greg

  7. Jean LeCompte says:

    Do you have a schedule for 2019 workshops?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jean,
      Thanks for asking and I’m putting that together right now and should be posted by the first of next week. I hope there will be one near you.

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