Monthly Archives: February 2024

Alla Prima Portraits, using the Zorn Palette – Blowing Rock

Alla Prima Portraits, Using the Zorn Palette

June 11-June 13, 2024, 10 am – 4 pm; Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

$349 BRAHM members, $399 non members

Painting portraits is challenging – but incredibly rewarding! Using a limited palette that we know works makes the color choices so much easier. One look at Anders Zorn’s paintings is enough proof that this palette can produce some incredibly beautiful portraits. Using the Zorn Palette will give you freedom and versatility and allow you to concentrate on some of the other aspects of portrait work. I’ve been working with the Zorn Palette for several years and wanted to share what I’ve learned about this palette, as well as other hints about creating a realistic portrait and likeness.
The workshop will start each morning with a demo and instruction. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to paint a live model. There is nothing like painting from life — even if you choose to work from photos in the future. The insights you gain will transfer to your painting from photos work.  We will focus on  values, color, painting shapes rather than lines, specifics on painting features, and measuring for an accurate likeness.
As an artist, Robin Wellner specializes in portrait and figure work, as well as plein air and landscapes. Her portraits have been featured in several national shows, such as, American Women Artists, Oil Painters of American, Richeson Portrait and Figure shows.

 

 

 

 

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Exploring the Palette Knife with Robin Wellner – Raleigh, NC

Painting Nature’s Glory in Palette Knife

The Centerpiece – May 8 – May 9, 2024, 10 am – 4 pm, $325

7400 Six Forks Road, Suite 19, Raleigh, NC

https://www.thecenterpiece.com/services/workshops

 

Join us for a two-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your artwork.  explore the looseness and freedom the knife catheterizations knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings. The palette knife is an incredibly flexible tool and learning to use it effectively will help you gain the confidence to experiment with it in so many creative ways. From increasing texture and distinct edges and lines to infusing clean color into the mix.  You can use it a small amount to add tactile interest or do your entire painting with the knife…or something in between.

Day one will include an introduction to the knife and the limited palette we’ll use. Together we’ll do color charts and paint a small still life or landscape from a photo, using both a brush and the palette knife. Day two we will start a landscape from a photo and expand upon your palette painting techniques.

I’ll be working in oils, but feel free to bring acrylics if that’s what you are familiar with.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.  Hope to paint with you soon!!!

 

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Exploring the Palette Knife with Robin Wellner – Catawba, SC

Exploring the Palette Knife Workshop

April 22-24, 2024 – 10am – 4pm    $300, limited to 10 students

Holly’s Fine Art Studio https://www.hollyglasscock.com/events

3699 Harmony Road, Catawba, SC 29704

Call 803-389-3586 or email holly@hollyglasscock.com to sign up

Join us for a three-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your paintings. The knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings. You can explore a whole painting with only a knife, or use the knife only for accents.

Some of the advantages of the palette knife, besides mixing paint of course:

  • Easy to clean
  • Great for texture and clean color
  • The edge creates great lines, trees, etc.
  • You can paint over wet layers without the paint mixing like a brush

Day One will include an introduction to the knife and the limited palette we will use. We’ll create a color chart of your limited palette. Together we’ll all start a landscape from a photo, using some brushwork and knife work. Day two we’ll finish up our landscape and start painting a still life. The still life adds the challenge and opportunity of painting from life. Day three we’ll finish out still life, review and critique.

This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate painters. I’ll be working in oils, but feel free to use acrylics if that’s what you’re familiar with. Bring your own supplies and a bag lunch. A supply list will be provided when you register. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Hope to paint with you soon!!

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