Intro to Plein Air Painting

Dominique Medici is a NYC-based artist specializing in both Egg tempera and Oil painting. Primarily a portrait and figure painter, she studied in London and has exhibited internationally, including Art in Action, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Christie’s Young Artist Exhibition. She was a semi-finalist in the 2016 BP Portrait Prize, 2006 Outwin Boochevor Portrait Completion and recently received an honorable mention in the 2014 Portrait Society of America members show and honorable mention for portraiture during Oil Painters of America’s 24th Annual National Juried Show and the Margaret Dole Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Exhibition. Dominique has undertaken numerous international portrait commissions and her work in displayed in many private collections throughout Europe and the US. Dominique has a passion for teaching and has taught extensively both privately and publicly.
1:30-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
Gage Capitol Hill
One canvas or panel per class

We will use a Limited Palette, no student grade. 40ml tube or larger:

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Red Light (Gamblin or Rembrandt)
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Ivory Black

Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine:

  • Hog Hair or Natural Bristle (Flat and/or Filbert) #4 (2), #6 (2) #8 (1)
  • Kolinsky Sable or synthetic (pointed) #4 (1)


  • Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil
  • Bring a portable easel
  • Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil
  • Rags or Paper Towels
  • Sketchbook and Pencil (for notes and thumbnails)
Get the most from painting outdoors this summer with Introduction to Plein Air Painting, a practical guide to creating oil paintings in nature. Begin with discussion on how to choose and prepare your materials, including palette choices and color mixing strategies best suited for plein air painting. Learn to compose using loosly painted areas of dominate colors (a technique known as blocking), and then refine to add tone and detail.