Barbara Meikle Fine Art
236 Delgado Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
Horses and Painting at Starrynight Ranch, Llaves, NM
$975 - includes lodging, food, and painting instruction with Barb
Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30
Friday, 7:30am - Meet in Santa Fe at Barbara Meikle Fine Art (236 Delgado St) to drive up to Abiquiu area, about an hour. We’d set up and paint the Chama River from the overlook, then have lunch at Bode’s, a great little store/gas place with good food. It’s another hour drive to the ranch. We can settle in and explore, maybe ride, do a late afternoon/evening painting of landscape and light…
Saturday - In the morning we paint horses in the landscape, followed by lunch/ride or explore/paint again in the afternoon light…
Sunday - We’d drive over to a pond with a chapel, paint and have lunch there, we may have cattle or horses for models as well, stay for afternoon light or go for ride/explore, depending on the consensus…
Sunday evening we can view the work and discuss. I love looking at a collection of work done over a few days, with everyone’s variety of focus and viewpoints…
Monday it’s breakfast and so long down the trail!
I work in oils, and these are the colors I use constantly - Any brand you love (I use Gamblin, Lukas, Williamsburg):
I currently love the Williamsburg paint colors:
I will bring some of my “extra” crazy lovely colors as well, they change with the seasons and my mood, and share with you, most are Charvin from France.
Bring panels to paint on - any size you feel comfortable with that you - as well as a box for transporting wet panels.
I’ll bring a big jug of Gamsol so don’t bring turp, but bring your usual turp container with lid, brushes, palette knives. I’ll also have lots of baby wipes and old t-shirts as we’ll be painting wet-on-wet.
I started using 2 palettes in the field , one for darks and one for lights as I am very messy and need to keep it clean, so 2 Stay-wet palettes with palette paper is what I use, they have a 9x12” with snap on lid that’s great. Or you can use one palette if you are neat!
I use a French easel, bring whatever you like…also definitely a hat, sunscreen, long pants to paint in and any other protection you need….can get chilly so layers are recommended
Questions (to help me tailor and direct demos and instruction):
Are you painting outdoors frequently?
Do you want to focus on the landscape, horses, or combination of both?
Will you want to ride, and if so, are you beginner,intermediate,advanced?
Also ask me (Barb) any questions, too!