'Monhegan Island' Plein Air

Location: Monhegan Island Maine
Workshop Dates: 8/3/15 - 8/5/15
Contact Person: Pamela Simpson Lussier


The Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde ME will ferry you over to Monhegan Island. This link will provide you with information about Monhegan, accommodation information and ferry schedules. The website will also provide directions for getting to Port Clyde ME. Phone: 207-372-8848


For accommodation directions please visit individual websites or go to


We will be painting in and around the rustic village where artists have been finding inspiration for decades. This tiny island also boasts some of the highest cliffs in Maine and with 18 miles of trails, Monhegan is also a hikers paradise. There are no vehicles allowed on Monhegan and everywhere you need to go is just a short walk away. Treat yourself to a whole week of painting on this island that time forgot. Students will learn to work with complementary color palettes in order to simplify color and achieve harmony. Workshop Hours: 9-4.

Workshop Supply List

Oil Paint

Rembrandt Titanium White in Linseed Oil, 2-150 ml tubes
Rembrandt Permanent Madder Deep
Rembrandt Permanent Red Light
Rembrandt Viridian Green
Rembrandt Ultramarine Blue Deep
Rembrandt Burnt Umber
Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Titanium White, 200 ml tube
Winsor & Newton Liquin Impasto, 200 ml tube
Grumbacher Cadmium Barium Yellow Light, 150 ml tube
Optional colors: Rembrandt Cad Red Deep and Rembrandt Venetian Red


Robert Simmons Signet Series 42 Filberts in even sizes 2-8
Robert Simmons Signet Series 40 Brights, Sizes 4&6
Robert Simmons Sienna SNSO Script, Size 6
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Filberts, Sizes 4&8


Palette Knife-Creative Mark Painters Edge, Style 3T
Paper Towels-Bounty
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
Painting Medium - Made with equal parts Gamsol,Stand Oil & Damar Varnish
Brush Washer
Medium Cup
Trash Bags
Canvas - 9x12 ans 11x14 inch panles are good travel sizes.
Alkyd Primed 359 Linen from Wind River Arts is recommended
Outdoor Easel

Essential Supplies for Monhegan Island: Hiking Boots, Bug Spray, Sun Block, Flash Light and and extra sweater or jacket; as nights can sometimes be chilly even in August.