Here is my oil painting class in my backyard in Pasadena, California. I follow a method of teaching plein air painting pioneered by my instructor and master impressionist, Henry Henche. In the summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Henry ran the Cape School of Art, where students would come from all over the country to learn outdoor color. I have been teaching this way for twenty years. Many of my students are making a living painting in the California.
In this photo, Tom Wilson, Heather Egeli, Holly Cory and Frances Pampeyan are doing color studies.