2 Free Plein Air Painting Demos: Watercolor & Cobra Solvent Free Oil on Fredrix watercolor canvas and all media paint board

On Friday, July 14, in celebration of the Northampton Plein Air Paint Out and coinciding with Arts Night Out, Masla will be doing 2 free plein air painting demos at Polaski Park

From 4 – 6pm Masla will demonstrate watercolor on Fredrix Watercolor canvas, (some samples of the canvas will be available to those that wish to “paint along”). The use and advantage of this unique substrata for the watercolor artist will be discussed and demonstrated along with a variety of painting techniques that will enhance the painting experience.
From 6 – 8pm Masla will switch mediums and demonstrate the use of Cobra Water Mixable Oil Paint on Fredrix All Media Paint Board. Masla will talk about the advantages of using this non-toxic, solvent free oil paint and this unique substrata. Sharing with the audience and participants a variety of methods and techniques that take advantage of this revolutionary painting medium. The best of watercolor painting and the best of oil painting – combined!
Through the course of both demos Masla will talk briefly about some of the history of materials and techniques from the origins of painting in the west, both in oil and watercolor as well as the development of landscape painting and painting in plein air. Masla will reveal methods and techniques that give the painter unparalleled access to freedom, speed and spontaneity to rapidly nail down a paintings composition and values, arguably two of the most important factors in the success of a painting. Painters and non-painters can join artist Robert Masla for these free demos as he helps to enhance your understanding of the painting process and shares techniques that offer the painter powerful advantages.