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Loosen Up and Get Painterly - 3 day Workshop, Aberdeen, NC

  • Artists League of the Sandhills 129 Exchange Street Aberdeen, NC 28315 USA (map)


Contact workshop coordinator at: or call 910-944-3979 to register.


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 simplified values. 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 and simply values
create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
translate values into colors
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
work faster and more "efficiently"
keep colors clean and bright
get energetic, gestural brushwork
and much more

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