Monday, November 14, 2011

Maudslay State Park Plein air painting workshop May 15 - 18, 2012



"Spring at Maudslay" Plein air painting workshop with Donald Jurney

Maudslay, Newburyport, Massachusetts.
May 15- 18, 2012
$475.00
This Workshop is filled. Please Contact Todd Bonita
(contact information below) if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. 

Join American landscape painter Donald Jurney on a four day, "Spring at Maudslay" plein-air painting workshop at this wonderful, 450-acre former estate, situated along the the Merrimack River in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. Maudslay features both garden and meadow/woodland subjects, in addition to views from the bank of the Merrimack itself. Among the many remarkable features is the spectacular May blooming of the azaleas and rhododendrons. Filled with both ornamental trees and towering pines, Maudslay offers an ever-changing panoply of subjects, from rolling fields to a secluded brook, and it boasts one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in the Commonwealth. This breathtaking landscape is an inspiring location to paint and to learn. Through demonstrations, discussions, and critiques, as well as hands-on painting, side-by-side in the field, Donald will show us how to see this Newburyport landscape with the eyes of an artist, and will further our own understanding of the language of painting.

On Friday, the workshop will culminate with another short demonstration in Donald's Amesbury, Massachusetts studio, housed in an historic 19th c. brick studio building. There Donald will give one last critique, and will take another opportunity to answer questions, focusing especially on using our newly-gained insights when we're finally back in our own studios. At mid-day, we will be Donald's guests at a farewell lunch where we can all make plans for keeping in touch with our new friends.

To reserve a spot in this workshop, please email Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100. Supply list, directions, accommodations and general information is accessible by clicking on any of the pertinent links below.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vermont Plein air painting workshop June 05-08, 2012


Vermont Plein air painting workshop with Donald Jurney
(with visit and museum talk at The Clark Art Institute)
June 05 -08, 2012
$450.00 (Limit 15).
This Workshop is filled. Please contact Todd Bonita (contact information below) if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Join American landscape painter Donald Jurney on a 4 day plein air painting and museum adventure in and around the hills and valleys of Vermont. Perkinsville and Chester, Vermont were locales for some of the best works by Willard Metcalf (1858-1925). We will find some of his chosen sites and paint and learn together along the Black and Little Williams Rivers, all dominated by Hawks Mountain. The workshop will begin with a visit and museum talk at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. Donald will discuss a number of the paintings, speaking of particular compositions, techniques and moods that we will consider during our painting sessions. Through demonstrations, discussions, critiques and hands on painting side-by-side in the field, Donald will show us how to observe the Vermont landscape through the eyes of an artist and further our understanding of the language of painting.

Twelve rooms at the Inn at Weathersfield in Weathersfield, VT have been blocked specifically for this June workshop and will serve as the base camp for our four-day adventure. The Inn is listed as among the best in the U.S. and has a restaurant and Tavern of great reputation. It is recommended that you book early, as rooms are on a first come-first-serve basis. There are other accommodations available nearby if necessary.

To reserve a spot in this workshop, please email Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100. This workshop is limited to fifteen participants and is expected to fill.
Supply list, directions, and general information is accessible by clicking on any of the pertinent links below.




Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art Supply List

SUPPLY LIST
(We will be painting outdoors, not far from our vehicles but think "light" and "portable"). There are many online art suppliers, Click any of these links to go directly to these sites:

Easel
or
portable pochade box mounted on a photographers tripod for working outside.

Palette
Wooden palette

Painting surface
Bring 2 canvases for each painting day. 18x24" or smaller is recommended.
*Wind River Arts carries Linen mounted canvas boards.

Paint
From Donald, regarding the palette: You will notice that there are 13 colors plus white, on the suggested palette list. Some of these colors may be new ones to you and some students may be surprised to see no cadmium yellows, cadmium red, or phthalo blue. I personally think that they are too strident for outdoor painting and they definitely require tremendous care to make sure they don't dominate your painting. Mother nature is a girl full of nuance, and I'm sure you'll find your job a great deal easier, and more fun, using this particular palette. The three colors, identified in the photo by asterisks, are required of everyone. Be assured, nonetheless, that we'll figure it out, no matter what odd assortment you bring from your own paint box. And, certainly, bring some of your favorites for show and tell.
(Click on image of palette to enlarge)


Rembrandt mixed white #103 (Titanium-Zinc)
Rembrandt Yellow Ochre Light #228
Rembrandt Naples Yellow Deep #223 *(essential)
Windsor Newton Yellow Ochre 744
Rembrandt Dutch Vermillion Extra #316
Rembrandt Brownish Madder #324 *(essential)
Rembrandt Burnt Umber #409
Rembrandt Ultramarine Blue Deep #506
Winsor Newton Cerulean Blue #137
Winsor Newton Alizarin Crimson permanent #004
Holbein Compose Green #H284
Old Holland Cad Green Light #D44
Holbein Green Gray #H372
Winsor Newton Prussian Green #540 *(essential)


Brushes
Donald uses (6) round bristle brushes by Raphael Series 358
(3) No. 10
(2) No. 6
(1) No. 2

Other
Paper Towels (Donald uses Scott brand)
B pencil, Kneaded eraser, sharpener
Sketchbook *(Please bring a notebook or sketchbook to the museum visit).
Paint box, bag or backpack to carry supplies
Wet paint carrier (Available at Artmate or Raymar Art).
Appropriate clothing for outdoor painting
*(Average temp for June 5-8 in Perkinsville, VT, High: 73 - 74, Low: 49 -50)

Optional
Hat
water bottle or drink, snack or fruit
sunblock
bug spray
portable folding chair if you are uncomfortable standing
camera
Painting umbrella





Art Supply List Scotland

SUPPLY LIST
(We will be painting outdoors, not far from our vehicles but think "light" and "portable"). There are many online art suppliers, Click any of these links to go directly to these sites:

Easel
or
portable pochade box mounted on a photographers tripod for working outside.

Palette
Wooden palette

Painting surface
Bring 2 canvases for each painting day. 18x24" or smaller is recommended.
*Wind River Arts carries Linen mounted canvas boards.

Paint
From Donald, regarding the palette: You will notice that there are 13 colors plus white, on the suggested palette list. Some of these colors may be new ones to you and some students may be surprised to see no cadmium yellows, cadmium red, or phthalo blue. I personally think that they are too strident for outdoor painting and they definitely require tremendous care to make sure they don't dominate your painting. Mother nature is a girl full of nuance, and I'm sure you'll find your job a great deal easier, and more fun, using this particular palette. The three colors, identified in the photo by asterisks, are required of everyone. Be assured, nonetheless, that we'll figure it out, no matter what odd assortment you bring from your own paint box. And, certainly, bring some of your favorites for show and tell.
(Click on image of palette to enlarge)


Rembrandt mixed white #103 (Titanium-Zinc)
Rembrandt Yellow Ochre Light #228
Rembrandt Naples Yellow Deep #223 *(essential)
Windsor Newton Yellow Ochre 744
Rembrandt Dutch Vermillion Extra #316
Rembrandt Brownish Madder #324 *(essential)
Rembrandt Burnt Umber #409
Rembrandt Ultramarine Blue Deep #506
Winsor Newton Cerulean Blue #137
Winsor Newton Alizarin Crimson permanent #004
Holbein Compose Green #H284
Old Holland Cad Green Light #D44
Holbein Green Gray #H372
Winsor Newton Prussian Green #540 *(essential)



Brushes
Donald uses round bristle brushes by Raphael, Series 358 Buy
as many as you can afford, in this proportion.
(3) No. 10
(2) No. 6
(1) No. 2


Medium and Solvent
We are NOT permitted to fly with Liquin or with solvents
(mineral spirits/paint thinner, turpentine, gamsol, etc.)
Donald will arrange for there to be sufficient Liquin and mineral
spirits available when we arrive in Callander. There will be a
charge for these. 500ml bottle of Liquin Original is 21.95GBP = $35.00
There will be a nominal charge for mineral spirits.
Make sure you bring empty, sealable containers with you for
your Liquin and thinner.


Other
Paper Towels (if you have extra room when packing, you may want to fill it up
with paper towel. The local paper towel is thin and small.)
B pencil, Kneaded eraser, sharpener
Sketchbook
Paint box, bag or backpack to carry supplies
Wet paint carrier (Available at Artmate or Raymar Art).
Appropriate clothing for outdoor painting
(The weather will be cool during the day, requiring a sweater and,
likely, a jacket or fleece. At night, it will be cold. Be prepared for  the possibility that it may be blustery, or occasionally wet. Bring some waterproof foot gear)

Optional
Hat
water bottle
sunblock
camera
Painting umbrella






Friday, October 14, 2011

Reserve Workshop and Payment (Vermont June 2012)

The cost of the workshop is $450.00 US and includes the workshop only. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, transportation and meals. There are 15 spaces in this workshop and they are expected to fill. To reserve your space please email workshop monitor Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100 and send a check for the deposit, made payable to Donald Jurney, for $225.00 to:

Donald Jurney
9 Strong Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

This reservation fee of $225.00 is non-refundable after April 05, 2012. Please pay in full the remaining $225.00 balance no later than May 05, 2012.

Scotland Reservations and Payment


Scotland Workshop Reservation and Payment

The cost of the workshop is $750.00 US and includes the workshop only. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, transportation and meals. There are 15 spaces in this workshop and they are expected to fill. To reserve your space please email workshop monitor Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100 and send a check for the deposit, made payable to Donald Jurney, for $375.00 to:

Donald Jurney
9 Strong Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

This reservation fee of $375.00 is non-refundable after July 22, 2012. Please pay the remaining balance of $375.00  in full,  no later than August 22, 2012.

Reserve Workshop and Payment ("Spring at Maudslay" May 2012)

The cost of the "Spring at Maudslay" workshop is $475.00 US and includes the workshop and Friday lunch only. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, transportation and meals. To reserve your space please email workshop monitor Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100 and send a check for the deposit, made payable to Donald Jurney, for $225.00 to:

Donald Jurney
9 Strong Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

This reservation fee of $225.00 is non-refundable after March 15, 2012. Please pay in full the remaining $250.00 balance no later than April 15, 2012.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scottish Workshop Accomodations


Accommodations  
There are many places to stay in Callander. However, you should be advised that the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival runs September 28 through September 30. Consequently, it would be wise to book your accommodations as soon as possible. Here are some choices in Callander

Accommodations


The Inn at Weathersfield. (Weathersfield, VT)
  • Twelve rooms have been blocked at the Inn as it will serve as the base camp for this workshop from Tuesday, June 05 through Friday, June 08, 2012. First-come-first-serve.
  • Because we have blocked all the rooms at the Inn, they will appear as sold out on the Inns website. As a result, * It is important that you call and mention that you are with the Donald Jurney workshop in order to reserve a room.*
  • All rooms have only one bed
  • Check in between 3:00 and 9:00. Check out is at 11:00 am
  • Breakfast is included. (Served every day between 8:30 - 10:00am)
  • rates are between $139 - $229
  • Restaurant and Tavern on premises, (closed Tuesday) Verterra Restaurant: Thurs - Sun, seating 5:30 - 8:30 Lucy's Tavern: Wed - Sun, seating 5:00 - 9:00 (Dinner reservations strongly advised)
  • Jane & David Sandelman
    The Inn at Weathersfield
    1342 Route 106
    Perkinsville, VT 05151 (802) 263-9217
  • Click here for website
  • Click here for directions

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Directions (Vermont / Clark Art Institute)

Directions (Maudslay / Newburyport)

Maudslay Park, Newburyport, Massachusetts: (Click here for directions)
We will meet in the Maudslay parking lot at 9:00am each morning. Parking is $2.

Donald Jurney Studio: (14 Cedar Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts).

From south: take 95 north toward N.H/Maine. Merge onto RT-110 W/Macy St/John Greenleaf Whittier Hwy via EXIT 58B toward I-495/Amesbury (0.4 mi). Turn slight right onto Elm St. (1.7 mi.). Elm St becomes Market Sq. (0.1 mi). Turn right onto Market St/Market Sq/Rt-150. Continue to follow Market St/RT-150 (0.2 mi). Turn right on Cedar St. (0.7 mi). 14 Cedar St is on left.

From North:

Merge onto I-95 S (Portions toll) (Passing through New Hampshire, then crossing into Massachusetts).


Merge onto I-495 S via EXIT 59 towardWorcester.
2.4 mi

Take the RT-150 N exit, EXIT 54, towardAmesbury.
0.2 mi

Merge onto RT-150-EXT.
0.2 mi

RT-150-EXT becomes RT-150.
0.8 mi

Stay straight to go onto Main St/RT-150 N.
0.2 mi

Turn left to stay on RT-150 N/Main St.
  • Mad River Tavern is on the corner
0.01 mi

Turn right onto Main St/RT-150.
  • Wild Bites is on the right
0.06 mi
Stay straight to go onto Market Sq.
0.02 mi

Turn sharp left to stay on Market Sq.
  • Zac & Ani's Bread is on the corner
  • If you are on Elm St and reach Feeley Ter you've gone a little too far
0.01 mi

Take the 1st right onto Market St/Market Sq/RT-150. Continue to follow Market St/RT-150.
  • Ristorante Molise is on the corner
  • If you are on High St and reach Linwood Plyou've gone a little too far
0.2 mi

Turn right onto Cedar St.
  • Cedar St is just past Union Ct
  • If you are on Market St and reach Belmont Styou've gone a little too far
0.07 mi
16.14 CEDAR ST is on the left.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions (Vermont 2012)

Q: What is the schedule and structure of the workshop?
A: On Tuesday, June 05, 2012, we will meet at The Clark Art Institute (225 South Street in Williamstown, MA) at 11:00 am. We will grab some lunch and introduce ourselves, and head to the galleries where Donald will talk about a number of paintings, speaking of particular compositions, techniques, and moods that we'll want to think about during the workshop. At the conclusion of the gallery talk we will head off to our accommodations at the Inn at Weathersfield, Weathersfield, VT. (Approximately 1:44 from Williamstown, MA to Weathersfield, VT).
On Wednesday and Thursday we will meet at our painting locations at 9am each morning. There will be a painting demonstration and we will paint until noon. Break for lunch and continue to paint until 4pm. Each days painting session will conclude with a group critique. During the day, Donald will come around to each student and offer suggestions and answers to request for assistance. Friday morning we will do an oil sketch or two, followed by a final critique and farewell lunch. We will pack up our kits and make our way back to our studios, filled with lots of things to think about, and new friends.

Q: What if it rains?
A: The Inn at Weathersfield has an indoor conference room that we are welcome to use as our studio in the event of rain.

Q: I am traveling by air to this workshop, what are the airline guidelines for safely traveling with oil paints and solvents?
A: TSA regulations prohibit more than 3oz of liquid in your carry on luggage. Your best bet is to pack your paints in your suitcase. Liquin and Odorless Mineral Spirits are not allowwed in the cargo area of airplanes. I am advising participants to order Liquin and OMS from online art suppliers like ASW or Dick Blick and simply put my mailing address in along with your purchase and have them sent to me. Please send me a note detailing your package and I am more than happy to send you a note when the package arrives and transport it to you at the workshop. My mailing address is:
Todd Bonita
30 hillside Drive
Greenland, NH 03840
Here is an article from the Empty easel website with some great tips and suggestions for traveling with art supplies: (Click here).

Q: I have very little experience painting outdoors, is this workshop appropriate for me?
A: This workshop welcomes participants of all levels and is appropriate for beginners to experienced professionals. There is much to be learned and shared. Donald will discuss and demonstrate the visual language of paint and share ideas about seeing the landscape through the eyes of an artist. In the spirit of peer camaraderie, we will paint side-by-side in the shadows of Metcalf, sharing a mutual interest and deep affection for the world of art and nature. With the inclusion of the Clark Art Institute visit and Donald's examination of landscape masterworks, we envision this adventure to be more of a rich cultural experience beyond a plein air workshop.

(If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to send them to workshop monitor Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com and I will do my best to answer any and all of them).

Scotland Frequently Asked Questions



Q: I am traveling by air to this workshop, what are the airline guidelines for safely traveling with oil paints and solvents?
A: TSA regulations prohibit more than 3oz of liquid in your carry on luggage. Your best bet is to pack your paints in your suitcase. Liquin and Odorless Mineral Spirits are not allowed in the cargo area of airplanes. Here is an article from the Empty easel website with some great tips and suggestions for traveling with art supplies: (Click here).

Q: I have very little experience painting outdoors, is this workshop appropriate for me?
A: This workshop welcomes participants of all levels and is appropriate for beginners to experienced professionals. There is much to be learned and shared. Donald will discuss and demonstrate the visual language of paint and share ideas about seeing the landscape through the eyes of an artist. In the spirit of peer camaraderie, we will paint side-by-side in this exquisite landscape, sharing a mutual interest and deep affection for the world of art and nature. With the inclusion of Donald's experienced insight and examination of the landscape, we envision this adventure to be more of a rich cultural experience beyond a plein air workshop.

(If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to send them to workshop monitor Todd Bonita attmbonita@gmail.com and I will do my best to answer any and all of them).