Learn how to paint with this fun and versatile medium, and discover the appeal of a limited palette to many famous artists past and present! Successful color mixing is the basis for creating a harmonious color scheme in your paintings. Using just three colors plus white to mix all the colors needed, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, working with values and color, and how to work creatively from photos. Working from still-life setups and your own photos, you will create two or more paintings, learning how to work quickly with this fast-drying medium and how to blend colors to achieve a painterly effect. There will be demonstrations and ample time to work on your own paintings, with plenty of personal attention from Sandra, and you will be encouraged to develop your personal painting style. A supply list will be sent prior to this class.
Sandra Place grew up in Manitowoc, WI and lives in Santa Fe, NM. She received a B.A. in French from Northwestern University and pursued her art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She works primarily in pastels and acrylics. In addition to many national and international juried group exhibitions, she has had over 20 one-person shows. She is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation and the Pastel Society of the West Coast and an active member of various other national organizations. Her work is in many national and international collections, including the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay and the Rahr-West Museum in Manitowoc, and is included in the books ‘Celebrating Door County’s Wild Places’ and ‘Artists for Conservation 2015’. Sandra is represented by fine galleries in the West and Midwest.