SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP FOR YOUR GROUP
I am now offering a choice of workshops. It is a chance for me to share
the tips and techniques I utilize in creating my paintings – whether in watercolor or gouache, oil or pastel.
I move seamlessly between multiple mediums and have years of experience to help artists achieve the
next level of proficiency in their art.
Please contact me about scheduling a workshop for your group.
Nothing can compare to the luminosity of transparent watercolor. The unique freshness and
spontaneity of watercolor appeals to me, as well as the constant challenge it presents to paint with verve.
I have extensive knowledge if pigments in paints and how best to exploit their characteristics to your advantage.
My Introduction to Watercolor covers the basics from paper to brushes to paint – and all the many ways to apply the color.
Noted for its strengths of opacity and brilliance of color, gouache (pronounced gwäsh) is a versatile
water medium and it adapts well for still life or creating luminous landscapes. Generally a one day seminar
is suggested, I cover the very unique handling properties of this under-utilized medium. It is more forgiving
than watercolor but still requires finesse whether it is handled transparently or very opaquely.
The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium.
I cover the basics: painting surface, brands of pastels and application techniques - while focusing on
the visual language of the landscape. Generally a 3 day workshop is suggested. I am a signature member
of the Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of the Southwest.
OIL LANDSCAPE -
I have always painted on location and prefer the oil medium for the sheer versatility and speed at capturing
fleeting lighting effects. I share general working methods in oil but also my years of experience in landscape painting.
Generally a three day workshop is suggested which allows for individual advice for attaining the next level of skill.
Color palette, brushes, mediums and supports is just the beginning lecture for this intense learning experience.