Come for Plein Air Painting - Oregon Coast, May 2023

01 July 2022

Retreat and Workshop

Come paint your heart out in May 2023. This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.

Coming to the Oregon Coast, May 11-14, 2023

Maybe you've heard about the drama and diverse seascapes of Oregon's coastline. 

Come for 4 days and 3 nights (Thursday - Sunday) to experience and paint some of Oregon's legendary coastal treasures.  

Book now at Golden Dragonfly Academy for Art

All Experience Levels welcome

This workshop combines plein air technique with studio technique. We'll take a dive into the deeper hidden areas where you can find your unique voice and true expression.

  • Painting What You Actually See - as a painter sees
  • Improving Your Brushwork
  • Color Mixing
  • Finding Edges To Key Your Composition
  • How To Move From Painting What You See, to Painting What You Feel
  • Listening To Your Feelings While You Paint
  • How Art Gets Better When Driven by Strong Emotions
  • Moving From Technical Skill to Your Unique Inspirations
  • You're also welcome to join us and paint on your own

What's Included

I have rooms reserved at a special price, at the beautiful Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, Oregon. All rooms have a beach view, and either a balcony or patio and direct beach entry. Rooms include breakfast.  

See the workshop registration page for more details on alternate lodgings, the workshop space and more.

Box lunches and one evening meal are included in the workshop price. 

What is Gouache?

Gouache is a water-soluble medium similar to watercolor, but toothier and opaque (so you can paint light colors over dark colors!). Gouache is a wonderfully flexible medium that allows for transparency and a wide range of texture possibilities. 

Julia O'Reilly