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Painting the Dynamic Still Life

Painting the Dynamic Still Life

Open Air Art Space

Instructor: Sarah Sedwick

3 days, 9 am - 4 pm

Join Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick on her first visit to Open Air Art Space, and discover how much fun still life painting can be! Simple, colorful arrangements are a great way to hone your artistic vision, delve into color, composition, and brushwork, and make painting fun and accessible for everyone.

During this three-day workshop, we will focus on the essentials of realistic painting from life, while keeping our brushwork loose and painterly. We’ll explore fundamentals of color mixing using Sarah’s simple palette of ten colors, and address composition and still life setup, learning to look at traditional subjects in a new way.

A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the still life. Instruction will be in oils, and students are encouraged to use them in class, but acrylics are also welcome. Water-soluble oils are not recommended. Beginning to advanced artists welcome.

Instructor Bio

Sarah Sedwick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has lived in Eugene Oregon since 2007. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her oil paintings and graphite drawings celebrate the simple beauty of everyday objects, and are most often inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.

Sarah teaches workshops on alla prima still life, portrait, and figure painting, as well as private lessons and an online art mentorship program. She is represented by Brackenwood Gallery Fine Arts, in Langley, Washington.

Facebook and Instagram are great ways to follow Sarah’s work!

Earlier Event: August 4
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