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Monthly Meeting and Demonstration


JANUARY 18, 2023 (Wednesday)
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.


JANUARY 24, 2023 (Tuesday)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Demo:  Jacalyn Beam - Oil



Instagram: jacalynbeam 


Jacalyn Beam was born in Chester County, PA.  Her early training in art was rooted in the history and beauty of the Brandywine Valley. She holds a B.S., M.Ed. and Ed.D. and has always held a passion for painting. The Wyeths, Sorolla, Sargent, Sotter, Schofield, and Benson are a few of her favorite artists. Modern day influences include CW Mundy, Matt Smith, K Dempwolf,  and Quang Ho.


“I paint outdoors because the world is rich with beauty and it’s the optimal way to see three dimensional objects, the subtleties of light and shadows, atmospheric perspective, and ‘real’ colors. Plein air painting is also a lot fun! You meet new friends - animal and human, have fleeting conversations with bicyclists and joggers, and experience the sounds and smells of the outdoors.”


Jacalyn is a member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), Oil Painters of America (OPA), Washington Society of Landscape Painters (WSLP) and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA) . She served on the Board of Directors of MAPAPA and  the Chaddsford Historical Society for eight years. Presently, Jacalyn serves at the discretion of the Governor on the Delaware State Arts Council. The Council is the advisory body to the Delaware Division of the Arts and advises on matters of arts policy, funding for the arts, and other issues relevant to support for the arts. 


Jacalyn is included in books, magazines, and other documents including,   “100 Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters” published by Schiffer,  "Brandywine Valley Reflections" as an artist helping to preserve the Brandywine traditions, "HUNT Magazine", Art Collector Magazine, Western Art Collector, Plein Air Magazine and the Chester County Times. She has received numerous awards at juried art events including the National Bold Brush Competition, Plein Air New Bern NC, Plein Air Annapolis, The Lighthouse Plein Air, Brandywine Conservancy Plein Air, Brandywine Plein Air, Bucks County Plein Air and Coastal Autumn Rehoboth to name a few. Jacalyn was selected to represent DE in the National America the Beautiful exhibition and has been featured in Outdoor Painter, the Plein Air Magazine portfolios, and Fine Art Connoisseur. 


Demonstration Description:

The presentation will be a ‘dialogue’ among everyone in the room and center on painting concepts, participant knowledge, and what participants want to know. 


Workshop Description:

The presentation will include 


- materials I use for painting i.e. oils, brushes, panels, solvents

- approaching and deciding ‘what to paint’ 

- finding ‘light' 

- mixing colors 

- applying paint (brush and palette knife applications)

- working through the painting using comparisons 



Materials List:

Three canvases - size 12 x 16 


Brushes - Bring what you use. Include some flats in sizes 6, 8 and 12 . Also bring a small round size 4 or 6 

Artist Quality oil paint such as Gamblin, Windsor Newton, Old Holland, Rembrandt, or Vasari 

- Paint Colors : Bring two different Yellows, two different Reds and two different Blues, Plus a tube of White and one BONUS color of your choice. TOTAL of 8 tubes different colors. The idea is that we will use a warm and cool of each of the primaries, white and a personal color of your choice. Don’t worry about knowing if the colors you choose are warm or cool. We will be discussing color temperature in class. 

- Example of color choices : Radiant White Gamblin ( or comparable in other brand), CAD Yellow Light, CAD Orange, Napthol Scarlet, Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue Hue PLUS. One of any other color you want to bring. TOTAL of 8 tubes of paint 150 ml. 


GAMSOL: 33.8 oz bottle 

(NO turpentine or turpentine products, no spirits or any solvent that is hazardous or has a scent. We will be using GAMSOL only)


GAMBLIN Solvent free gel 150 ml. 

Paper towels, cotton cloth, a pack of facial wipes ( I use costco brand)

Two small clean jars ( like jelly jars) for the GAMSOL. (Some of you may already have stainless cups. Key is that you have something with a lid for your solvent) 

Bottle water for drinking

A dry painting of yours that is  either studio or plein air - that is 12 x 16 in size. 

Click here for materials list (MS Word document)
Click here for materials list (PDF document)
Delaware Valley Art League 75th Anniversary
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