Frankie Johnson

Expressive Landscapes
 en Plein Air




Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 June 21, 22 & 23, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm



This class is for students new to plein air, as well as advanced plein air painters who just want to get out and warm-up for the season. Frankie will do short demos each day, reminding you how to look at the landscape and capture the essence of the scene. You will learn how the light affects the mood of the day and determines your color choices. Frankie will guide you in how to simplify and become more efficient using larger brushes, selecting just enough details so as not to clutter the impression. Frankie will help you focus on making a clean and exciting impact or statement in your plein air works. The workshop will cover various subjects and viewpoints in the landscape, giving you a broad experience base to build your plein air skill set and add variety to your paintings.




Frankie is an accomplished artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting and pastels.  Frankie has taught drawing, oil and pastel painting at The Studio In The Woods (Wauconda, Illinois), The Studio of Long Grove and the Mainstreet Art Centre, which she opened in 1994 with her talented staff of instructors.  She conducts workshops in locations throughout the Midwest.

Frankie has participated in many juried exhibitions and plein air painting competitions and won numerous awards for her paintings through the years.  She is currently represented by the Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.



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