"Paint Fast, Loose and Bold" Workshop Description

For those students who are registered for "Fast, Loose and Bold" 3-5 day workshops, here is a description of the topics that will be covered.

In this workshop you will learn how to paint in a fast, bold, confident manner. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished painter who just wants to loosen up and learn a new approach, this step-by-step workshop is designed to teach you how to paint quickly and confidently, using big brushes, bold & unexpected colors, and ample paint. This style of painting is about letting the paint flow freely, and enjoying the process. Join me for instruction and training - this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression.

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

- how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting

- how to translate values into colors

- how to simplify - knowing what detail is important - and whats not

- how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look

- how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes

- how to keep colors clean and bright’

- how to work faster - and more efficiently

-  and much more

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


Hi, Patti,
Loved your workshop!  Transformative:  in my work, I’m better planned, faster, more accurate, bolder . . .  -Carollyne S.

“This was lifechanging! Thank you so much”  -Gail N.

Just want to THANK YOU. Your instructions were so fabulous and it's a fun departure from my previously normal way of painting (the dab-dab-dab-blend-blend-overblend method). Thanks again.  Elizabeth Amanda E.

Hi Patti,
I just want to say thank you for your instruction. With them, I found my aha moment.
I have a new perspective and approach to my paintings...and eventually find my own style of brush works..and finally gave me that excitement AGAIN to paint regularly.  Again, thank you, and more power to you! Sincerely,  Frank B., British Columbia, Canada

Really, Patti... your workshop was a game changer for me. I don't think I'll ever be able to thank you enough. - Eileen H.

"I was spending 20 hours on a small painting and now can do it in one! I spent 20 years trying to break away from my tight style and was able to do it through this class. The quality of instruction was amazing. Thank you so much, Patti. You are an amazing artist and great teacher, with great communication."- Adam L.

"Patti- -You are a very sensitive and feeling teacher. Your comments to the students are truly inspiring and you motivate with care. Your teaching style is wonderful. I so appreciate what you've taught me!" - Hugs Jackie Rose T.

"Great workshop! Helped me to be free and learn to use more paint. Fantastic demos and teaching skills. Thankyou so much Patti, you're great!!" - Sheila M.

"This workshop was above and beyond my expectations. Excellent. Thank you!" - Susan L

"The painting demo was key for me. Your enthusiasm is as valuable and wonderful as your thorough information and explanations. Excellent!" - Karen R.

"It was great, Patti was always there to help when we needed it. I can't think of anything that would have made this workshop better." - Tyana S.

"Excellent. 5 out of 5 rating. Best workshop I've taken thus far." - Norma A.

"Instruction was top knotch and a delight. I will be spreading the word. I learned what I had hoped to learn and so much more. On a scale of 1-5, you get a 6 - thank you! " - Lois L.

"Patti, thanks so much again for the wonderful experience of the workshp. Your method of teaching is fabulous and the delivery is flawless! Looking forward to working with you again in the future!"  Catherine S.

"Your instruction is so helpful and I would never have done anything this fun without your guidance! You da bomb"  Valeh L.