Krystal Brown

Learn how to create atmosphere and depth, how to compose and simplify the scene, and much more. Express your vision more successfully en plein air and have a great time going through the process.

Successful Plein Air

Skip the fear of plein air. Krystal will help you improve your skillset and confidence.

Workshop Description

I was TERRIFIED the first time I participated in a plein air event. It took me forever to set up and figure out what to paint. I was so overwhelmed!

Thank goodness I had someone to show me the ropes and give me a few tips that first time I did a Plein Air Event.

You don’t need to experience the fear or overwhelm that I did. I’ll guide you through it all in this

That first event was scary, and I never imagined that my work would be featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwestern Art and that I’d receive – Best in Show, Artists Choice, People’s Choice, Best Quick Draw, Plein Air Salon OverAll, Best Category and other top awards.

Four years ago I didn’t understand how Plein Air Painting would open the world to me and that I would find one of my greatest joys and incredible community.

Even if you don’t want to participate in organized events I can get you through the scary bits and to painting SUCCESSFULLY in Plein Air.


I’ll show you the ropes and reveal the tips to get you to creating SUCCESSFULLY in Plein Air.

How to compose and simplify the scene.
How to remain faithful to the focal point and lead the viewer to it.
How to capture the essence and feel of a place.
How to create atmosphere and depth.
How to mix and use color harmonies.

Paint in oil or acrylic. You can see my process as I demo the first morning and I’ll be right beside you as you apply what you’ve learned in the afternoon.

You will paint better, express your vision more successfully and have a great time going through the process together.

Helping you create your art is something I love to do by teaching techniques that will allow you to paint your view and add your voice.

In the creation of your art, you are enriched and in the sharing of your art you enrich others.

I wish I would have had the opportunity to attend a workshop like the one I’ve prepared for you! You will return home ready to tackle any environment, event, or trip where you want to paint outdoors.

About Krystal

The Art of Krystal W. Brown is a painted view of the world and how she chooses to see it originating from the need to create and a love for getting lost in the process.

Her oil paintings celebrate and reveal the magnificence of people, places and moments that matter most while holding space for the viewer in the bold, impressionistic passages and visceral mark movements where you add yourself to the narrative.

Originally from Northern Wyoming, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Montana, Krystal now resides in Texas. She has studied with Rob Liberace, Dan Gerhartz, Clayton Beck, Jeffry Hein, Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick and has been producing Fine art for over 30 years.

Krystal’s work has been juried into numerous shows and events. She is an award winning artists having received -Artist’s Choice awards, People’s Choice awards, Portrait Society of America Merit Awards, multiple Best in Show awards and has been a Finalist in the Bold Brush, Raymar, and a Plein Air Salon competitions.

K.W. Brown’s work has been published in Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Southwest Art. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters and she belongs to the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, Cecilia Beaux Forum, Outdoor Painters Society and the Woodlands Art League. Her artwork is included in numerous private art collections throughout the U.S. and she has created many commissioned works.

Krystal delights in sharing her knowledge and teaches others to create their art and contribute their unique voice through workshops, one on one instruction, and facilitating life groups.

Successful Plein Air

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$660/4-day workshop

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“If your goal was to share your knowledge and passion for art; impact and change lives; touch our hearts and improve our skill-set… MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I will be a better and more confident artist moving forward because of YOU!



“I have known Krystal for about 8yrs. now, having met at a portrait workshop with Daniel Gerhartz in Wisconsin. Krystal is one of the most genuine persons I know. You can’t go wrong working with her.”


“Krystal is an incredibly talented artist and educator. Her work is of the highest caliber and beauty, evoking emotion and awe. As an instructor, her approach is patient, open and of the highest quality. ” 


“Krystal Brown is a fine artist from Texas. She is well known and well respected in the plein air painting world. In her work she combines her masterful skills in oil paint with her loving vision of our beautiful world. Recommend!” 


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 PO Box 5112

Tubac, AZ 85646




El Presidito, 4 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646

M-F:  9am – 4pm
S-S: 9am – 4pm

October-May closed during the summer months.


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