Explore Gouache & Plein Air on the Beautiful Oregon Coast: A Painters Retreat

September 29 - October 02


04:00 pm Sep 29 2022- 11:00 am Oct 2 2022

4 Days
3 Nights

280 Overleaf Lodge Ln, Yachats, OR 97498, USA

Explore Gouache & Plein Air on the Beautiful Oregon Coast: A Painters Retreat

The extraordinarily paintable Oregon coast is known for its drama and the amazing forest and sea ecosystems stretching along its expanse. Sandy beaches, rock formations, sea caves, dunes, and miles of beach provide exquisite views and extraordinary moments of light and color. Come let the sea soothe your heart and inspire your soul - and your paintbrush!


8 - 15


Open for beginners to experienced artists


Find your own voice and expression!

This workshop will combine plein air technique with studio technique, and guided relaxations. We'll take a dive into the deeper hidden areas where you can find your unique voice and true expression.

Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction at your easel for those who wish it.

  •  Painting What We Actually See - see as a painter sees
  •  Expanding Your Brushwork Skills
  •  Color Mixing - How To Create Powerful Story from Color
  •  Finding Edges To Key Your Composition
  •  How To Move From Painting What You See to Painting What You Feel
  •  Listening To Your Feelings While You Paint
  •  How Art Gets Better When Driven by Strong Emotions
  •  Moving From Technical Skill to Your Unique Inspirations

You're also welcome to join us and paint on your own.

Demonstrations will use gouache. Gouache is my favorite plein air paint.  You’re welcome to bring your own favorite paints or medium.  I'm happy to assemble a starting kit of paper, paint and brushes for you. 

Your registration includes a suggested list of supplies for painting with gouache.  (No acrylics or oils for painting indoors for this one, please. Outdoors, anything goes.)

Non-painting spouses or partners of attendees are welcome to join us. Please note this doesn't include meals for non-painting guests.

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Local Transportation Included in Price?    Yes

We can rideshare for any excursions, though there is much available within easy walking distance of the Overleaf Lodge and the Yachats Commons where we'll meet for indoor sessions.  


Weather can vary, so prepare for sun, wind, and rain in October.  

Comfortable safe walking shoes are a good idea.  And I always take extra socks.

Remember your camera, phone and charger!

Bring your own travel easels, chair and gear.  

Want to try your hand with gouache but don't know which colors or brushes or surfaces to buy?  My gouache paint kit will provide you with a starter set of quality paints, paper and brushes. I select all materials especially for gouache. Please email me to inquire.

And a safety reminder: pay attention to tide charts and warnings. Respect the mighty power of Mother Ocean.