Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9am to 3 pm
held at Belle Isle State Park,
William L. Humphreys Shelter
1632 Belle Isle Rd, Landcaster, VA 22503
Enjoy painting from direct observation! This 6 hour class will help make ALL your paintings better, as you learn to create a feeling of 3-dimensions in your work.
If you don't want to set up a full painting station, just bring your sketch book and maybe colored pencils or watercolors!
This is rain or shine--we will be in and around a shelter!
$120, members, $138 non-members
~ $5 entrance fee to park, bring correct change ~
and your art supplies (try to limit it to one trip!)
by Friday, July 15, 2022
"The Trials and Tribulations of
Plein Air Painting"
Friday, July 15, 2022, 5 to 6:30 pm
FREE talk and demonstration!
at the Rappahannock Art League
19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
If you can't make the class, you can still enjoy the stories and harrowing experiences that go along with plein air painting. If you CAN make the class, I will be showing my set up and discussing how I decide what to paint!
"Knife Painting 101"
— an alternative to the brush, with water-mixable oils!
Rappahannock Art League
19 N Main St Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An introduction to painting with a palette knife. Participants will practice techniques, and create on or two small paintings, based on images provided by the instructor. (about 6 different choices). *Water-mixable oils will be used*
All materials provided, except canvases.
**Participants are given two palette knives to take home.**
Please ask about RAL mask-wearing policy
• 2-8x10 or 9x12 canvases or canvasboards
(There will be a limited number of 8x10 available for $10 each)
• 1-2 cardboard 'trays' to carry paintings
• personal apron (and plastic gloves if you use them, or hand wipes ).
To pay and to register,
Let me know if you want to be on a waiting list, for this or another class
To register, to pay, and for questions,
the Rappahanock Art League
How Do You Get All Those GREENS?!
—using what materials you have
a class on Zoom
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Mix more GREENS than you ever imagined, using the colors you have on hand. Includes a brief discussion on Color Theory, and what we may have learned was wrong! Also, hue, value, temperature, intensity—light, dark, warm, cool, subdued, vibrant!
—Just watch, or use what you've got if you want to paint a bit.
There will be a moderator to help with the questions!
Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:
I am available to do private workshops with 2 or more individuals. Cost is $75 to $150 per person. Contact me for prices and reduction for more students.
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:
Travelling/Painting in Foreign Countries— Getting around, getting permission, meeting the people
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
"Please Don't Tell Me I Need a Website!" — Let me see if I can change that despair to excitement!
Water-Mixable Oils—oil paints that mix with water? Impossible! Or is it......
Using a Camera vs. Your Eye—the importance of observational drawing/painting, the pitfalls of using ONLY photos
Egg Tempera—what it is, how to make your own paint, its use in history and now (also a workshop topic)
Persian Miniatures—background information, history, materials and techniques (also a workshop topic)
Plein Air Painting"
(sponsored by Rappahannock Art League)