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Patti Mollica

Loosen Up and Get Painterly

May 21 - 27, 2017

Medium: Oil or Acrylic

Level: All Levels

5-Day Indoor Class

Rates & Enrollment


Note: This workshop is geared to oil and acrylic painters, although principles apply to all media, including watercolor and pastel. 

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out! In this workshop you will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner.

You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with various color schemes and departing from realism. Join us for five days of instruction and training - this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. The workshop is open to acrylic and oil painters

The workshop begins with with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demonstration
You will learn and practice how to:

  • see values clearly
  • create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
  • translate values into colors
  • use various color schemes in your paintings
  • simplify - knowing what detail is important and what's not
  • paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
  • work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
  • keep colors clean and bright
  • get energetic, gestural brushwork
  • and much more

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