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Loosen up! Oils/Acrylics  Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC  April 25, 26 & 27
, 2015
How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Hudson Valley River Art Workshops  Greenville, NY  May 17-23, 2015
Bold & Brilliant - Plein Air Painting Using Dramatic Color! Gibson House B&B Haverhill, NH July 6,7,8 & 9, 2015
Loosen up and Get Painterly! All levels, acrylics or oils Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Chester, MD. August 5-9, 2015
Bold & Brilliant - Capture the Greek Islands in Living Color! Island Center for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece  Sept. 2-13, 2015
Loosen up and Get Painterly! All levels, acrylics or oils San Clemente Art Supply  October, 2015 exact date TBD

FREE Golden Lecture/Demos "The A to Z of Acrylics" (2 hours)

8 Week Painting Class starting January 2014
-  Seductive Surfaces & Tantalizing Textures Workshop- Rockland Center for the Arts Nyack, NY  Jan. 26, 2014
-  How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold Carmel Visual Arts  Carmel, CA  February 19, 20, & 21, 2014 10-4PM
-  The A to Z of Acrylics - Free Lecture Demo  Colonie Art League March 4, 2014

-  Color Theory Workshop for Painters and Pastelists  Colonie Art League  Albany, NY  March 5 & 6, 2014
-  The A to Z of Acrylics - Free Lecture Demo 
Waverly Artist Group Cary, NC, March 13, 2014
-  Loosen up! How to make your paintings more painterly
Waverly Artist Group Cary, NC, March 14-17, 2014
-  Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Art League of Nassau County  April 12&13, 2014
  Contact: Vivian Hershfield
-  Painting the NYC Urban Landscape - Workshop  Sedona Art Center  May 19-23, 2014
-  Loosen Up! Carmel Visual Arts  Carmel, CA November 3-7, 2014 9:30-4:30
Painting the Urban Landscape with Patti Mollica May 19-23, 2014 - Presented by Sedona Arts Center
-  Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, St. Michaels, Maryland Art League  June 3,4,5 2014
-  Paint Fast, Loose and Bold, Syracuse, NY  5 day workshop, June 2014  Contact Linda Cohen:  or 315- 446-8523
-  Paint Fast Loose and Bold, Art Workshops of Northern Virginia, September 5,6&7, 2014 Contact Susan Johnson for new date at:
-  Paint the Tuscan Landscape Fast, Loose & Bold - Toscana Americana Workshops,  or See Tuscany Flier  Sept. 24thru October 1, 2014
FREE Golden Lecture/Demo "The A to Z of Acrylics" (2 hours) Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY Dec. 5, 2014

Description: Fast Loose and Bold Painting Workshops

Learn How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold

Through a series of targeted exercises you will learn to paint confidently, using brilliant color, gestural brushwork and starting from strong compositions. Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll learn:

• how to see limited values clearly
• how to mix colors so they stay clean and bright
• how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
• how to translate your design into exciting and endless color possibilities
• how to economize and let go of the unnecessary repetitive brushstrokes
• how to simplify - know what's important detail- and what's not
• how to start out with large shapes rather than smaller details
• how to work with bigger brushes for a more gestural quality
• how to hold your brush for a bolder application of paint
• how to paint small but necessary details with big brushes
• how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
• how to work with thicker paint
• the importance of grays
• how to mix colorful grays
• and more

The most eye-catching, dramatic paintings are based on strong composition with simple, large shapes. Learn how to get your fundamentals in place, right from the start - to create dramatic, brilliant and confident paintings!

All levels and all media are welcome. Painting demonstrations will be in acrylics or oils, but the fundamentals taught apply to all media.

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