This two-day workshop will show the beginner-to-intermediate artist two approaches for plein air oil painting in one location. There will be eight contact hours of instruction each day with demonstrations. This workshop will focus on the simple things that can make a big difference in your paintings. The instructor will discuss the effects of light on color, selecting subject matter for painting, the importance of shadows for value contrast, simple compositions to bring the viewer into your painting, and simplifying unnecessary details for focus. No experience in plein-air painting is necessary; however, basic painting skills are helpful.