Geoff Allen: The Joy of Plein Air Painting

$250/2-Day Workshop

February 26, 2023- February 27, 2023

Workshop Description

Learn the joys of capturing light, color and action in the outdoors.  The workshop will cover techniques that can speed up your process, loosen you up, and increase your success capturing our outdoor scenes.  There will be daily paint-alongs and outdoor demonstrations along with individual help in order to reinforce these steps.

The class will begin with Geoff Allen leading a paint along reviewing the crucial ingredients to successful watercolor paintings, washes, tonalities, mark making, and edges. We will be practicing indoors the procedures that make painting outdoors easier; thumbnail sketching, seeing major shapes in our scenes, grouping values, and setting up our palettes for quick paint applications.


Skill Level Required


About Geoff Allen

Geoff Allen, an award-winning Plein Air painter, who most recently received The Award of Excellence at 2022 Laguna Plein Air Invitational and Best of Show at the “Waterworks” exhibition Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Gallery. Look for Plein Air Magazine’s feature article on Geoff coming out in the 2022 December/ January Issue.

In addition, Geoff received First Place in the 5th Annual Plein Air Exhibition at San Diego Watercolor Society juried by Joseph Zbukvic. Geoff has also won First Place in the 2022 Triennial Member Show for his plein air work juried by Antonio Masi, American Watercolor Society President. Look for Geoff in this summer’s 2022 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine.

Other recent achievements include acceptance into the 2021 and 2022 National Watercolor Society’s 101st and 102nd International Exhibition. Geoff has also received the Savoir-Faire/ Sennelier Award at the 2021 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 46th Annual Exhibition, First Place award for the San Diego Watercolor Society’s Fourth Annual Plein Air Exhibition, First Place Ralph Love Plein Air Competition 2019, Temecula, CA, and First Place in Water Media San Diego Fair Plein Air Competition 2017.

He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA and taught drawing, design, and painting courses at the college level. Living in the San Diego area and as a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Geoff practices his Plein air skills year round.

Learn more about Geoff 

on his website: www.geoffallenart.com



4 Calle Iglesias, Tubac, AZ 85646

PO Box 5112, Tubac, AZ 85646