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2019 Lyn Boyer Workshop: No Fear Oil Painting

September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


LOCATION:  Day 1: Escalante Interagency Visitor Conference Room/Day 2: in field

Two days of instruction prior to festival plein air competition – Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 / 9 AM to 5 PM

COST: $375 / Minimum 8 Maximum of 15 / Intermediate and advanced students though beginners with at least one year painting experience are welcome.

Workshop supply list is here.  

Lyn Boyer’s oil painting workshop was outstanding. I learned more in her 3-day class than in the many other workshops that I have taken. She made clear how to make decisions, especially those about format and design. She taught a sequence of logical steps for “no fear” oil painting. She asked students to identify their main challenge that she then specifically addressed as she helped each student individually. All students received equal individual attention because she used a timer as she went from easel to easel. I highly recommend this workshop for both accomplished and aspiring artists. – recent workshop participant

In ‘No Fear Oil Painting’ we’ll learn how refining our skills actually helps us begin to be able to paint with abandon! Bring new energy to your plein air and studio work and have fun doing it while we explore the important skills required for brush handling, color choice and mixing and the crown jewel – edges!  I’m hoping this will fire up your curiosity and give you new tools for digging deeper as we…

1. Discover the beauty in your brushes by choosing your tools and controlling them masterfully, bringing new energy to your paintings through creative brush handling.

2. See color and paint color by unraveling the world of color and light, properties of pigments and pigment choices, while using both a limited and expanded palette. Foolproof color mixing and the nuances of grays will also be covered.

3. Master edges, that final touch, by understanding the paint application necessary for a higher skill level of edge control. Identify the how, when and where of edges, using them artfully to bring that final sense of freedom and nuance to your paintings.

Day one will be fully inside. Day two will be outside weather permitting.  Students are welcome to email Lyn directly with any questions.

Carrying on the great traditions of representational oil painting and passing that torch to her students are Lyn’s two great passions. She is an award winning plein air and studio oil painter with works in private collections across the United States. After studying in Melbourne, Australia, Lyn spent 25 years as an American illustrator and painter, garnering awards from the Oil Painters of America, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art,
the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, the Illustrators Workshops, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts among others. Lyn uses the focus, energy and ability to respond in the moment required of plein air painting not only in the field but also to inform and bring life to her studio work. Lyn’s devotion to plein air painting takes her on the road for more than half the year before returning to her studio in Durango, Colorado
for the winter.

Visit Lyn’s website to see more of her work here


Workshop Registration



September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am
September 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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