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Painting the Dynamic Still Life


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Sarah Sedwick is a prolific painter of still lifes inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah earned a BFA in Illustration from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2001.

Based in Oregon, she has been teaching workshops on alla prima still life and portrait since 2013, and also mentors artists privately online.

Her teaching philosophy is simple: the more you paint, the more you improve - so removing the blocks that keep us from the canvas is key. Loosen up, let go of perfectionism, and watch the results unfold!

Paint looser and more confidently during this 3-day workshop with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick! Take a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, from black-and-white studies to brilliant color. Build a beautiful composition with life and movement, get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your home studio practice.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of good design, creating sketches and value studies to plan a composition that works. Using a split-primary palette as your color foundation - two reds, two yellows, and two blues - you’ll do quick, fun exercises to focus on loosening up your brushwork before creating a finished piece.

Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome - particularly Open acrylics, that stay wet longer.

Class size limited to 15 students. All levels welcome, age 15 and above.

January 19-21, 2023

9:30am-4:30 pm