Approximately 8 years ago Cynthia picked up the palette knife in order to learn more about color; in doing so she unwittingly discovered a new visual language. With the success this knowledge has afforded her and her passion for sharing, Cynthia looks forward to imparting the joys of palette knife painting to you.
The benefits of the palette knife are its immediacy and application of clean broken color. Its use can enhance one’s personal artistic voice, bringing excitement and sense of movement to artwork.
Cynthia’s process of teaching is individualized to allow each person’s natural inclinations to stand out, be they classical or abstract, while adhering to tenants that help secure successful paintings. In this workshop you will discover how to imbue your paintings with a new-found energy and spontaneity through the use of the palette knife.
The sessions will offer a unique way to heighten color, building upon our review of composition, perspective, color mixing and temperature, value, and other tools used in creating successful vibrant images which reflect the magic and ever-changing nature of life.
Our subject matter will include still life and landscapes along with the possible following options: plein air (adjacent to the studio for those who wish to brave the cold) as well as a portrait session with a model. Demonstrations will be in both oils and acrylics.
Day 1: We will work from still life set ups focusing on composition, values, edges, and modeling by mixing warm and cool colors, as well as handling the palette knife.
Day 2: With a focus on landscapes we will cover traditional and atmospheric perspective and the simplification and incorporation of buildings as well as subtle vs ‘high’ colors. Discussion will include issues related to working from photographs.
Day 3: The subject will be personal choice of subjects while applying and building upon new skills learned.
About Cynthia Rosen
Particularly noted for her palette knife filled with broken color, Cynthia’s paintings present contemporary interpretations of the world around us. While reflecting its dynamism, that movement in time of which she is in awe, her work grows within and of itself. Often celebrating the outdoors, her post-impressionist landscapes focus on the richness of subject in a personal nature with a desire that the viewer discover their own path through the image. For this Cynthia is considered to be one of the most creative outdoor painters on the plein air scene today.
With an added love of teaching and many years engaged in education and curriculum development, Cynthia often shares art skills through both private and group workshops.
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $750.00
Full 3-Day Package*: $1,757.42-$1,904.74
*3-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 3 full class days, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).
Get more information about your options to enroll here.