SPRING Plein Air Workshop

Turner Vinson | June 3 / 4 / 5 | $450

Join Turner Vinson for three days of plein air painting right here in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. In this three day workshop, Turner will guide you through his approach to painting on-location. Throughout the workshop, Turner will explain how and why he chooses a specific subject, how to compose it, how to simplify it, and how to turn it into a painting. There will be multiple demonstrations, small compact lectures, as well as individual attention and instruction as students tackle their own plein air paintings. Plan and be prepared to paint in all weather conditions, however, a studio space will also be available in case of inclement weather. We are also excited that this workshop will be overlapping with the opening reception of Turner’s June show here at Art Focus. So plan to join us Friday night for a fun evening of art and conversation. 

All skill levels are welcome, however, some painting experience is recommended. For complete beginners, or a refresher on the basics, consider Turner’s online course covering the fundamentals of
landscape painting (coming soon).


  • Oil Paint - feel free to use the colors of your choice. For beginners (Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue) Turner’s typical palette includes: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Celestial Blue, Emerald Green, Ivory Black. 
  • Brushes - feel free to use the brushes of your choice. Turner’s brushes include natural bristle Filberts sizes 1-12, and a variety of small soft synthetic brushes.
  • Panel/Canvas - at least 8 canvas or panels no smaller than 8x10. Turner typically paints much larger on location, so feel free to challenge yourself and tackle any size canvas. 
  • Be prepared to move and store wet paintings. If using panels, a wet panel carrier may be useful. Raymar brand is a great option.
  • Portable easel and palette Odorless Mineral Spirits (travel turp jar recommended)
  • Paper Towels
  • Sketchbook
    ***Most art supplies can be purchased locally. 


Schedule will sent to the workshop participants after registration and closer to June 3rd. 

Register for the Workshop

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Last name 
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The gallery will send an digital invoice were you can pay and confirm your registration. 

Cancelation policy: Cancelations will incur a $100 cancelation fee. Cancelations within 14 days of the workshop will not be refunded. Thank you for your understanding. 

Thank you for applying for this workshop! The gallery will be sending you a digital invoice to complete your registration shortly. 
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