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Beyond the Photo: Painting in Colors You Choose - 4 Day Workshop, Bonita Springs, FL

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Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs, Florida
Phone: 239-495-8989   Email:  

Whether you are a complete beginner or just want to take your paintings to the next level, this workshop will help you translate and capture familiar settings in a dramatic and colorful new way. The workshop starts out with a series of exercises in learning how to simplify scenes into their most basic shapes and values. Then students will do a series of exercises working in various traditional color schemes, as well as colors of their choice.  They will be taught methods and techniques for color harmonization that work sucessfully no matter what colors they chose to work in. All will be encouraged to go “beyond the photo”, to depart from the literal and get comfortable using colors that communicate a more personal expression. The workshop will take place in both plein air and a studio setting. The goal of the workshop is to push paintings to a bolder outcome through value simplification techniques and more expressive use of color.  Taught by Patti Mollica, author of “Color Theory” and “How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold”.