A Rewarding And Fullfilling Workshop Experience

David begins day one of the Monhegan Workshop with a color lesson and demo.

David begins day one of the Monhegan Workshop with a color lesson and demo.

Take your outdoor painting to the next level. David is known for his sophisticated color sense, poetic brushwork and his ability to convey emotion in a painting. His 'Less Is More' approach to painting has garnered him numerous accolades throughout his long career in plein air painting. David has competed extensively throughout the United States in both juried and invitational plein air competitions and has been asked to be juror for numerous events. He is an extremely knowledgeable instructor, who can reach students at their own individual level.

David's workshops are filled with demos and plenty of hands on instruction. He will never ask you to do anything that he has not demonstrated and explained first. Composition, values, color, brushwork and edge control are all a part of his step by step approach. In order to insure plenty of individual instruction at the easel, all workshops are limited to a maximum of 12 students.

When she is not involved with her own painting commissions and projects, David is assisted by his wife Pam, who is a very talented and knowledgeable plein air painter and instructor. Together they make up an exciting and amusing team and are known as the original 'Plein Air Pair'.

Read David's 'On Art & Influence here.


Our Three Day Plein Air Workshop Schedule

David painting a demo on Monhegan Island.

David painting a demo on Monhegan Island.

Day One

8:45 - 9:00 Arrive at painting location
9:00 - 11:30 Lecture and demo
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 4:00 Paint on location

Day Two

8:45 - 9:00 Arrive at painting location
9:00 - 11:30 Lecture and demo
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 4:00 Paint on location

Day Three

8:45 - 9:00 Arrive at painting location
9:00 - 11:30 Paint on location
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 3:30  Paint on location
4:00 - 5:00   Critique
 


 

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A view of the dock from Fish Beach. 'Monhegan Harbor' oil by David Lussier

A view of the dock from Fish Beach. 'Monhegan Harbor' oil by David Lussier

Our next three day Monhegan Island Maine workshop is July 30 - August 01, 2018  

We will base the workshop around the Monhegan village. There are no cars on this tiny island and everywhere you walk is another great scene waiting to be painted. Monhegan Village boasts beautiful scenes of its harbor, with Manana Island standing rugged and purposeful, as both protector and magnificent backdrop for the boats and sailing vessels seeking shelter from the open ocean just beyond. The Monhegan Dock, where visitor and island resident alike, must arrive or leave from, begs to be painted. The houses and shacks along the village roads and village shore have barely changed since the days of George Bellows, Robert Henri and the myriad of other painters who came to Monhegan at the turn of the last century and left with some of the best and most inspired paintings of their lifetime. This painters paradise continues to inspire artists, hundreds of years after being discovered.  CLICK HERE for more details about this workshop. To learn more about accommodations and boat schedules CLICK HERE.