Loretto Plein Air Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
The workshop will start with morning demonstrations and instruction on light, color, composition, brushwork, and more. In the afternoon, Donoughe will work individually with each student, offering helpful insights along the way. Bring your lunch and share experiences with fellow artists. At the end of Saturday, Ron will lead a critique of the group’s work.
Materials of all varieties are welcome, so bring your paints or drawing materials of choice as well as some surfaces to test your ideas and techniques. Artists with all levels of experience can benefit. We recommend bringing the following supplies: outdoor easel, oil paints or the medium of your choice, brushes, a minimum of toned canvas or panels suggested size 5x7 to 9x12, odorless mineral spirits and paper towels, a sketch pad and pencils, a hat, and water. Registration is limited to ten participants and should be received no later than Sept 24, 2021. Participants should be their own supplies and this workshop will be held rain or shine.
Ron Donoughe, a full-time professional artist, has been painting the Western Pennsylvania landscape for nearly 30 years. A native of Loretto, his work features the many textures of this region. He is a distinguished alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Additional studies have included the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, California College of the Arts and workshops with the Plein-Air Painters of America. Donoughe has received many awards and accolades for his work and his work can be found in many corporate, private and museum collections including the permanent collection of SAMA. His work can be viewed at www.donoughe.com.