Plein Air with Water Colours and Richard Sneary

Plein Air with Water Colours and Richard Sneary


Richard Sneary from Missouri, is a highly acclaimed plein air artist, a winner of many awards in plein air events, collected by fine galleries and collectors and highly sought as an instructor in the field of plein air painting .
We are very excited to be able to offer a course by Richard while he is here in Parrsboro as the Judge of the Parrsboro Internaitonal Plein Air Festival.
Please click the link below to see a full list of Richard’s accomplishments and awards:

Course Duration: 2 Days
Date & Time
Start date
June 18, 2018 9:00 am
End date
June 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Daily – 9am -5 pm
Cost: $150
Class Size: 12
Experience Level: Novice to Experienced Artists

Course Description
The emphasis of this workshop will cover fundamentals of composition, design, perspective, drawing, and color, and for each of you to have a better understanding of, and confidence with your paintings.
Course Detail
Given favorable weather, all painting will be en plein air, except for an hour or so to discuss the workshop objectives on Monday morning. We’ll start the workshop by exploring the value of doing simple studies, drawings, and perspectives from onsite observation and photos in creating a successful painting. I will do two demos each day, painting a different subject on each demo. During the demonstration, I will talk about the materials I’m using, and explaining my thoughts as I paint.
There will be plenty of individual attention and an opportunities to ask any questions on technique, composition, materials, etc., that you may have. At the end of the workshop there will be an informal exhibit and critique of everyone’s work.
Registration: To ensure that you are included in the course please register for it. can be made by following the registration link below or in person at the Parrsboro Creative office.Register here

If you encounter any problem in the registration process please call us at 1-902-728-2007.

Students will need to bring the following
Paper: Arches or Saunders Waterford 140# Rough, 1/4 sheets.
Brushes: Use what you’re comfortable with. A few mops (quills) for washes. A few smaller rounds for detail. A 2” Hake. A rigger or extended point brush for sharp lines & calligraphy. Good points are a must.
Natural hair brushes are best for holding water and picking it up…Kolinsky Sablesare not necessary! Escoda makes a wide range of brushes with excellent points, natural hair, synthetic, and blends. A good inexpensive alternative to pure natural hair is a brush made with a combination of natural squirrel hair and a black synthetic hair called Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes.
Paint: Bring the colors you are used to, as many as you like, preferably in one or more of these brands (Professional Grade): Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, M. Gra-ham & Co., Holbein, Schmincke, Sennelier, QoR by Golden, etc.
The absolute musts are: Ultrama-rine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and any Yellow (according to Herman Pekel)! If you have Reds, Yellows, & Blues, you can do anything! .

My palette consists of the some of the following (you don’t need this many): .
BLUES: Ultramarine, Cobalt, and Cerulean Blues
REDS: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red
YELLOWS: Cadmium Yellow & Yellow Light (Opaques); Azo Yellow & Gamboge (Transparent) .
EARTH tones: Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Olive, Sap Green
MISC:Titanium White, Jaune Brilliant No. 1, & Indigo .
Sketch book &/or a pad of inexpensive watercolor paper for value/color studies.
2B-4B graphite pencils & a needed eraser.
Water container.
Paper towels.
Drafting Tape.
Spray Bottle.
Painters Drop Cloth

Venue Details
Art Lab Studios and Gallery
Address: 121 Main St
Parrsboro, NS
Phone: 902-254-0617


Cancellation Policy
If for any reason the course has to be cancelled all fees will be reimburesed,
If for any reason the student wishes to cancel prior to two weeks before the commencement of the course the full fee minus a 10% service fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund if the the student cancels within two weeks of the commencement of the course.