Supplies and Travel Tips

These downloadable pdf files should help you when you prepare to travel to your workshop. Please let me know if you have other questions.

Workshop Supply List Study to Studio PDF

General Workshop Supply List PDF

Plein air Workshop Supply List PDF

Packing Tips and Safety Data (MSDS) PDF

Be sure to read this blog post follow this link for tips on flying with your paint gear.

Looking for advice on what gear to choose? Read this blog post follow this link

Here is a post on choosing the right plein air easel for you. follow this link

ValueViewer for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Go to App Store online

When Success is the Only Option, by Stephen Doherty

Thank you Stephen for writing such a wonderful article.

Plein Air Magazine Profile PDF
Plein Air Magazine
April, May, 2012

Suncoast Bay Preserve Plein air: FULL

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 2014 through Friday, Dec. 12th, 2014

Osprey, FL
in association with Englewood Art Center, Ringling College of Art and Design
Waiting list available.


Sarasota County is located in on the southwestern coast of Florida. The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches, resorts, connections to the Ringling family, and the Ringling School of Art and Design. South of the Tampa Bay Area and north of Fort Myers, its official limits include Sarasota Bay and several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Bay Preserve at Osprey is a 4.3 acre nature preserve on Little Sarasota Bay protected by Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. As Artist in Residence, I will be teaching this 3-day workshop as well as exhibiting plein air and studio works Celebrating Florida Landscape.

Please also join me on December 9th between 6 and 8 p.m. for the Opening Reception at
Conservation Foundation of the Suncoast Bay Preserve at Osprey
400 Palmetto Avenue
Osprey, FL 34229

Call KC at (941) 474-5548 to register today.

4th Annual Plein air Convention & Expo

Monday, Apr. 13th, 2015 through Friday, Apr. 17th, 2015

Hosted by Plein air Magazine
Monterey, CA

Information coming soon.

Visit to register online. Use Code PACLP to save $100 off your registration.

Impression and Expression: Painting all'Aria Aperta in Sicily

Saturday, May. 23rd, 2015 through Saturday, May. 30th, 2015

Registration must be made by Dec. 31, 2014
Double room: € 1700 pp
Single room (as long as available): € 2000 pp

Downloadable pdf with information about Sicily and our itinerary:
A Painting Journey in Sicily

Tuition to workshop (Meridiana)
Accommodation in double room, single room on request with supplement
Breakfast on all days
5 dinners
1 wine tasting with light dinner in Marsala
1 aperitif dinner
Field trips to Erice, Selinunte, Marsala, Trapani
Airport pick up and drop off at an agreed time at Trapani-Birgi (TPS) airport
Ground transportation while at Villa

Not included:
Any personal expenses
Painting materials
Pick up and drop off from airports OTHER THAN Trapani-Birgi TPS.

Visit Putnam Sicily Workshop for complete details.

To register, email

Study to Studio, Sedona

Wednesday, Jun. 10th, 2015 through Friday, Jun. 12th, 2015

Enrollment limited to 12!

This limited-size workshop will focus on fact-finding en plein air. Sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting.

Registration now open.

Visit Sedona Arts Center to register online.

Expression & Response: Plein air Laguna, CA

Tuesday, Jun. 23rd, 2015 through Friday, Jun. 26th, 2015

Registration Open July 1, 2014
Hosted by Debra Huse Gallery
4-day Workshop

Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.
Plein air experience strongly recommended.

Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to a scene, and she encourages her students to learn to do the same. Putnam believes that each artist sees differently and leaves his or her own, distinctive mark. Yet letting go of formulas and finding the confidence to express ourselves honestly seems difficult, sometimes even fearful. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth.

Putnam’s approachable, giving nature, energetic demonstrations, and hands-on teaching style have made her one of the most sought-after instructors of our time. Her workshops fill rapidly, and are increasingly difficult to find. Expression and Response is the only workshop she will be teaching on the West Coast in 2015.

Workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personalized instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress.

For more information, email
TO REGISTER, CALL NOW (949) 723-6171.

Expression & Brushwork: Study to Studio Chesapeake Fine Art Studio

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2015 through Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2015

Registration Open July 1, 2014
Oil. Acrylic painters welcome. 
4-day Workshop

Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.
Plein air experience strongly recommended!

As an artist you know you see differently than the rest of the world; you feel inspired and excited by scenes and cannot wait to paint them. Throughout your painting, you loathe some passages, wonder if others are finished or overworked, and live in fear that you will "mess up" the very best parts of the painting that you actually like. In the end, your completed works do not convey your original inspiration or excitement. 

Brushwork, paint consistency, and fearlessness are rarely taught. Lori Putnam believes they are essential to mastering more thrilling paintings. In this workshop, students will begin en plein air making many sketches, grasping excitement, and capturing ideas. These sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting.

Register by downloading this pdf Registration Form

For information, call (410) 200-8019

Annual Flex-Workshop Fall in Tennessee: Session 1

Dates to be determined

2015 Dates TBA
Session 1 is a 3-day workshop for intermediate students. Various subject matter will be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. (Previous plein air experience is expected.)

Advanced students may wish to combine with Flex-Workshop Session 2 to extend your learning with more complex concepts. (See below)

This workshop is held at the new studio location in Charlotte, Tennessee each fall.

Email to be notified when dates are available.

Annual Flex-Workshop Fall in Tennessee: Session 2

Dates to be determined

2015 Dates TBA
SESSION 1 REQUIRED. (See above).

Extend your 3-day workshop to a 5-day workshop by adding Session 2 to your schedule.

Considered days 4 and 5, more advanced concepts in a smaller group setting will be discussed. This part of the flex-workshop is intended for advanced students who are ready to sky-rocket to a whole new level.

This workshop will be held at the new studio location in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Email to be notified when dates are available.

LDL (Long Distance Learning)

Dates to be determined

I will be developing an LDL program for artists who want to study with me without travel.

Thank you for your patience. The beginning of this program has been delayed. I have decided it is in the best interest of all involved, if I do not start the program until after I have moved into my new studio location. This will allow easier video conferencing and communication. My apologies for the delay.

If you are interested in learning more about this program as it becomes available, email me