Plein-Air Painting Workshop at Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve

Plein-Air Painting Workshop at Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Raymond Brown
Apr 13-Apr 13 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
$50.00 Members|$60.00 Non-Members
Full, Waitlist Available

In the nineteenth century, it was a common practice for artists to paint small scenic oil studies on site. These studies were later used in the artist's studio to create large finished artworks to be shown in salon exhibitions. We now recognize that the original oil sketches often posessed a freshness and authenticy lacking in the final painting. As a result, completing a painting in a single session has become a common practice in contemporary outdoor painting. Using your preferred medium of either acrylics or oils, you'll complete a small work in a day, in the alla prima tradition, at one of Princeton's most attractive and accessable settings, with a striking water feature and a historic residence.


Workshop will meet at the Mountain Lakes House at Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. This workshop will be rain or shine. Attendees are invited to enjoy the beautiful view on the covered back terrace of the Mountain Lakes House. 


Students will receive a list of suggested supplies 2 weeks prior to the workshop start. 


Ray Brown is a graduate of Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Canada. He later studied Printmaking at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and Storyboarding for Animation at the American Animation Institute in Los Angeles. He taught at Otis College of Art and Design, Associates Art in Sherman Oaks, and The Scottsdale Artist’s School in Arizona. He worked as a storyboard artist in animation for Columbia Tristar, Warner Brothers, Disney Imagineering and other studios. Raymond continues to freelance while pursuing his first passion for painting and drawing.