Billyo O'Donnell Fine Art



Landscape Painting on Location From Life

3 day workshop, Artists of all levels welcome

Where: Community Center, 503 3rd St, Rocheport, MO 65279

When: Oct 11-13, 9am-4pm each day. Friday evening lecture at 7pm at the Community Center. On Friday evening and Saturday evening students are welcome to join Billyo for an early dinners.

Cost $XXX

A in-depth workshop on painting from life, on location, for the advanced to the beginner. Billyo will strive to give each student a solid understanding of the visual experience through the painting process while engaging the most basic to the advance concept. Billyo will be demonstrate and lecture to the group and personalize his instruction for the individual.

Student are encouraged to bring 2-3 paintings on the first day for discussion.

There will be a lecture on Friday evening starting at 7pm (if the critiques do not go too long) titled “The Importance of Finding Like Minded Artists”. There will be in-depth critiques for the workshop participants on Friday and Saturday evening. 

Artists are welcome to dine with me Friday and Saturday evening as a group.

Artists may work in Oils or Acrylics.

Mail your check for $XXX made out to “Billyo” 3159 Byrnes Mill Rd, Eureka, MO 63025 to reserve you place in the workshop. Class size limited to 15 artists. 

Material List for Billyo’s workshop

The following is a SUGGESTED LIST of supplies. I prefer to work in oils but if you’s like to work in acrylics this is no problem.

ACRYLICS: The colors are pretty much the same the only difference is you will be using water instead of odorless Mineral spirits and you may want to use your choice of nylon brushes.

Billyo’s Palette: 

If you have a pre-existing palette you are welcome to use it.

If your a beginner you are welcome to use student grade oil colors which are more affordable. I use a combination of brands: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Orange (also called Cad Yellow Medium), Cadmium Red (also called Scarlet Red), Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, and Viridian.


Bring any brushes you would like. 

The brushes I personally prefer using: 

Extra Long Filbert, Sizes  #2, #4, and #8

Rigger brush (also called Liners), size, #2 and #4. 

Metal Palette Knife, medium size.

Odorless mineral spirits available at most hardware stores. 

Container to clean brushes, I have used a glass jar with a screw on lid, like a pickle jar, for years. I use a Holbein Portable Brush Washer.

Palette, a panel about 12×16 inches in surface area is all you need. There is a plastic Tupperware style palette holder called “Masterson” that many artists use and this can be picked up at most art suppliers. It holds a 12×16 palette. 

Canvas’s or Panels: 9×12, 11×14, but no larger than 12×16. 

Easel, I suggest the half box french easel, $60-$80 or a full french easel. There are many other new types of outdoor easels on the market any of these should work well. 

Paper towels, viva are my favorite, Sketch book, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Hat with a brim and a light weight folding chair. 

I will have on hand a few extras of the material list if you forget something or unable to find some of the materials.