Welcome Experienced Painters!
Whether you want to take your painting skills to the next level or if you are interested in learning to paint plein air, Paint Your Frame is just where you need to be too.
Listen to George Coll talk about his class as well as give artist Rebecca Hill one of his "gentle critiques" about her painting in progress.
How do I determine if I should be in this class or the beginner class?
The experienced classes are for those who have taken the beginner class or have painting experience and want to learn about painting en plein air.
You may ask, I haven’t painted in years (or since college) but have a rudimentary understanding of putting paint on canvas. Yes, you are welcome to the experienced class.
What if I have painting experience and really want to start from the beginning?
You can join the beginner plein air classes. I understand you want to start off on the right foot.
You may be someone with your own equipment or we can provide you with everything you need. If you have your own equipment, please bring it. If you haven’t painted for a while you may want me to supply you with a complete new set of plein air painting equipment. I get a discount price and pass on the savings to you for a complete set.
Sorry can’t pass on the savings for partial sets but can fill in your blanks at retail price.
I work very hard to tailor your needs and want’s to make this experience fun and exciting. There is no test at the end of the class.
The three-day experienced course is designed to complement and develop your individual style. My job is to instill and or complement your basics skills to your painting style. Yes, you do have a painting style. I have never seen two painters with identical styles.
Experienced courses are designed for your individual needs.
You can take as many three-day classes you can fit into your schedule. The more you participate the more your knowledge and skills benefit.
Oil painters and acrylic artists are welcome. I do my demonstrations in oil. You may be an acrylic painter and want to switch to oils. You may be an acrylic painter who wants to stay with acrylic paints, that’s fine too. The important thing is you stick with a medium with which you are most comfortable.
Can I come and stay with relatives in the area and still take the course? Yes, we also partner with local facilities.
Can I bring my significant other?
Yes, bring him or her and have them engage in the many activities that the ranch offers. Yes, they can just hang out and relax and do nothing. Yes, they can check in on what we are doing. They may even get an interest in painting and eventually join you in your passion.
Do we offer off-season courses?
Yes, winter is a great time to be outside painting. We will be close enough to the ranch to duck in and get warm. Some days are just too windy to go outside and the ranch offers excellent studio space.
How do I teach the course?
I have eleven years experience teaching art. Plein air is my most favorite way to teach because nature is the best teacher. I paint the same subject matter as the student and provide individual attention to everyone.
Do the airlines allow oil paints to be transported?
Yes, but you cannot carry liquids. I supply odorless turpentine as part of your package.
How do I get my wet paintings home?
You can let me ship them to you or you can transport them home in a wet box that we can get locally.