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Winter Plein-Air Painting

Landscape oil painting
Mouse Island by Bridget Ertelt

With Bridget Ertelt

There is no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing.
Norwegian saying

One of the great things about Minnesota is our four seasons. Painting winter offers a unique opportunity to study light and form in the landscape. It is one of my favorite seasons to paint. Painting in the cold is not without its challenges, but if you are ready to leave that bug spray behind and see what winter has to offer, this class may be right for you! The first half of the day will be a lecture and demo indoors at the Atelier. After lunch we will venture out into the landscape and paint on location for the afternoon. Topics covered will include understanding form in the landscape, analyzing the value of the snow, and mixing neutrals. We will also touch on color temperature shifts. Class may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather (less than 20 degrees or heavy snow). Class will be taught in oils. Yes, we will be painting outside.

This class will be tailored to all skill levels. Beginners are welcome.

Please contact Bridget if you have questions. She may be reached via email at

Materials list and class information will be sent upon payment.

2 days, $200

Workshop Dates

Winter/Spring 2024

Dates Time Instructor
10:00am–4:00pm Bridget Ertelt