The Colors of Art

                   —using water-mixable oils

How do you get all those Greens, and Purples, and Oranges...oh, my!

Sunday, November 12, 2017   12:30pm - 4:30pm    

$90 ($85 if paid by Nov 7)

ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED—Just come with an apron, palette knife, and fine-line sharpie (to label your colors)!


Mixing more COLORS than you ever imagined, using oil paints that clean up with soap and water. Color theory, with a discussion of hue, value, temperature, intensity—warm, cool, light, dark, subdued, vibrant—and then we paint!

Participants walk away with a sheet of all the colors they have mixed, labeled so that later you can reproduce the colors! 


(and we might just have time to compare our colors with what is really outside!


You may bring snack/drink. Coffee is available at Crossroads starting at noon.




at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi to register and pay:   

at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

Knife Painting "101"

                       — an alternative to the brush,     with water-mixable oils!

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10am-4 pm

An introduction to painting with a paint/palette knife. Participants will practice technique, and create on or two small paintings, based on images provide by the instructor.

$100, or $95  (if paid by  Nov 1)

All materials provided, except canvases. Participants receive two palette knives to take home. I recommend 2 8x10" or 9x12" canvas boards or panels. 

You may bring lunch/drink, or go out to get something. Coffee is available at Crossroads starting at noon.

My painting: Blue Ridge Mountains, Clouds and Field, 8x10", oil on linen

contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi to register and pay:   

Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:

 Workshops Topics:

The Colors of Art— mixing colors with water-mixable oils (all supplies provided) —4 hours

Neutrals— discovering the beauty of browns, greys, and neutralized colors—4 hours 

Palette Knife 101— using a palette knife to paint landscapes (all materials provided, including 2 knives)—all day

Using a Limited Palette— explore using less colors, and famous limited palettes, like Anders Zorn—all day

The Business of Art— how to get your paintings from under the bed and into the public eye—4 hours

Linear Perspective— understanding and using one-, two-, and three-point perspective—3 hours  

Painting en Plein Air— a one-day introduction to painting outdoors—all day  

Group Presentation Topics: 

Copying Famous Paintings— my experience copying paintings at the VMFA

Enamelling 101— introduction to the terms, processes, and production of enamel work used by Fabergé

A Woman Traveling Alone—adventures of a plein air painter, on her own

The Business of Art— where do you start to get your art into the public eye? A brief overview of actions to take

Using a Camera vs. Your Eye—the importance of observational drawing/painting, the pitfalls of using ONLY photos 


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