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Bold Brush Plein Air Three Day Workshop

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Shelby Keefe

OCTOBER  3-5, 2019

Early Start (Capistrano)

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$495 Non-member Price/$430  Member Price

Space Limited to 15 Students

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April 2018

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Call for Juried Small Painting Exhibition, Workshops, Paintouts, and Demonstrations

April 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am - May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am

1st Spring Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition April 30-May 26, 2018 Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN   Join us for Opening Week Events! To sign up visit www.noaps.org/boa-small-events-page April 30-May 2nd: Workshop with Dawn Whitelaw “Reaching the Next Level”, On Track Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN May 3rd: Plein Air Paint Out with the Chestnut Group, Leiper’s Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064 May 3rd: Group dinner at Amerigo’s Restaurant, 1656 Westgate…

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June 2018

A Painter’s Journey

June 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Online

A Painter’s Journey, available On Demand at vimeo.com/ondemand/apaintersjourney, was created to inspire your personal painting journey. The instructional video series includes Growing at the Easel, an eleven-part video series, and Expanding Your Technique, a three-part video series.

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Newly added 2018 Learning Opportunities with Roger Dale Brown

June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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Roger Dale Brown, OPAm Workshop Dates: June 30, July 28, August 25 Roger is offering several opportunities to enrich your personal painting journey. The first is a demonstration and slide presentation to fill your mind with information and ideas for you to take back to your studio. He is also teaching two one day workshops. All are hosted in Nashville, TN at Warehouse 521. Painting Demonstration and Slide Show $75.00 Saturday, June 30 9 am - 5 pm How to…

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August 2018

Glacier National Park en Plein air

August 6, 2018 - August 8, 2018

This is a rare opportunity. The Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, Montana has partnered with the Glacier National Park Conservancy to obtain permission for Lori to hold this workshop inside Glacier National Park! Based in West Glacier, this workshop includes demonstrations, personalized guidance, student painting time, and group sharing. You will leave this workshop excited, ready to experiment more on your own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. Learn to let go of the familiar formulas and create…

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September 2018

Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Water, plus a Fish Fry

September 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Frank’s Residence, 1710 Crystal Springs Rd
Waverly, TN 37815 United States
$90

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Frank Baggett Painting Water plus a Fish Fry Description: Many tips on how to concentrate on focal points in your work along with composition, as well as tips on painting water. Frank will demo in the morning. There will be time for questions and answers after the demo. After lunch, students will paint, using the techniques taught during the demo. You may use the demo photo or bring one of your own. At the end of…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Plein Air 101

September 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Edwin Warner Park Shelter #6, 332P+HW
Nashville, TN 37221 United States
$90

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Rain Date- Friday, September 21, 2018 Jean Gauld Jaeger, Stacey Taylor, Karen Philpott, Renee Bates Plein Air 101 Location: Edwin Warner Park Shelter # 6 Type of Workshop: Full Day Plein Air Student Levels for This Workshop: Beginner Student Limit: 12 Supply List: Old Clothes/Apron to paint in Sunscreen Insect Repellant Hat Paper towels Pizza box for carrying paintings Notebook for notes Chair if needed while outside Bring your lunch.

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Paint Your Heart Out: Brenda Coldwell and Tiffany Foss

September 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$65 – $90

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Brenda Coldwell                         Tiffany Foss The Value Challenge                Preparing For A Show                         Brenda Coldwell       Description: There will be a discussion and handouts that will help the artist interpret value more clearly. Value and composition exercises and studies to be painted by each participant, from provided photo reference and or simple still life. Please bring your lunch and stay and eat if you like! Tiffany Foss        …

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Paint Your Heart Out: The Role of Lost and Found Edges in Painting

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Diane May Studio, 228 Ensworth Pl
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
$90

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Diane May The Role of Lost and Found Edges in Painting Description: We will explore various methods of using paint to create hard and soft edges, look at the variety of ways in which edges are manipulated in paintings, and discuss how the intentional use of edgework contributes to the success of a painting and to the distinct visual language of an artist. Time: 10am-4pm  Member Fee: $75 Non Member Fee: $90 Location: Diane May Studio…

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October 2018

Paint Your Heart Out: Loosen Up Your Painting

October 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
$90

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Chantel Barber Loosen Up Your Painting   Description: We all want to loosen our paintings. It begins with values. Everything is made up of patterns of values/shapes. This workshop will focus on using value to create looser paintings from a photo reference.  Time: 9:30am-4:30pm  Member Fee: $75 Non Member Fee: $90 Location: OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37067 Type of Workshop: Full day in studio Student Levels for this workshop: All levels  Student Limit:…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Filling Your Paintings With Air And Light

October 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
$90

Sunday, October 14, 2018 Gayle Levee Filling Your Paintings With Air And Light Description: Using the principles taught by Frank Mason, we will address the rendering of form, light and atmosphere. Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Member Fee:  $75 Non-Member Fee: $90 Location: On-Track Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37067 Type of Workshop: Full day, outdoors and in studio. Oil painting only. Student Levels for this workshop: All levels  Student Limit: 10  Supply list:  Oil Paint colors: Alizarine Crimson,  Rembrandt Brand Cadmium Red…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Brushwork – Making Your Mark

October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
$90

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Pam Padgett Brushwork - Making Your Mark Description:  Techniques for creating a variety of brush marks and impressions to improve edges, atmosphere and interest within your landscapes. Time: 9am-3pm Member Fee: $75 Non-Member Fee: $90 Location: OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike Franklin, TN 37067 Type of Workshop: Full day Student Levels For This Workshop: All levels Student Limit: 12 Supply List: 3-4 photos printed out 8x10 or images on your laptop or from a tablet ipad.…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Fundamentals and Solid Foundations for Effective Landscape Painting

October 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Christensen’s home, 3375 Bailey Road
Franklin, TN 37064
$90

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Kevin Menck Fundamentals and Solid Foundations for Effective Landscape Painting Description: Workshop will focus on simplifying shapes and seeing masses in the landscape and being able to establish correct value and temperature in paintings. Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Member Fee: $75 Non-Member Fee: $90 Location: Anne Christeson’s Farm – 3375 Bailey Rd., Franklin, TN 37064 Type of Workshop: Full day Student Levels for this workshop:  All levels Student Limit: 12 Supply list: Whatever students use to paint outdoors…

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Paint Your Heart Out: The Fixer Upper

October 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Friday, October 19, 2018 Dawn Whitelaw The Fixer Upper Description: The class offers the opportunity to learn from mistakes. Participants are asked to bring in 5-6 Plein Air sketches or small studio pieces that did not quite work or need some improvement. In class, we will explore ways to improve the paintings and will actually make changes on the painting. The decision to make the suggested changes, or not, is completely up to the artist. This process helps artists learn…

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November 2018

Paint Your Heart Out: How to Improve your Painting with Procreate App

November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
$65

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Mike Sowers How to Improve your Painting with Procreate App Description:  We will explore the various ways to manipulate images of reference photos as well as paintings in process using an IPad Pro with pencil and the versatile and feature rich app for Procreate Time: 9:30am-1 pm Member Fee: $50 Non-Member: $65 Location: Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN  37204 Type of Workshop: Half day in the studio Student Levels for this workshop:  Requirement of…

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April 2019

Paint Your Heart Out: Push Your Plein Air to the Limit! with Pam Padgett

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Leiper’s Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
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$85

Monday, April 15th, 2019 Pam Padgett Push Your Plein Air to the Limit! Description: For painters looking to push thru to the next level, Pam will ask participants to send 2-3 paintings images to her 2 weeks before class starts that represent their skill level and will work to help the individuals improve and elevate their paintings. Demo to start. Bring a lunch! Time: 9:30 am-4 pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register, go to:  Push Your Plein…

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Paint Your Heart Out: A New Perspective-Plein Air with Anne Blair Brown

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd
Santa Fe, Tennessee
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$85

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 Anne Blair Brown A New Perspective – Plein Air Description: Anne will show you alternative ways to “see” your subject to create simpler, more impactful paintings.  Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register, Go To:  A New Perspective - Plein Air Location: Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN – map from Leiper’s Creek Gallery - https://bit.ly/2tRbxqH  Student Levels for this workshop:  Intermediate to advanced. “Seasoned Beginning Students” also…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Building Blocks with Trey Finney

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd
Santa Fe, Tennessee
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$85

Thursday, April 18, 2019 Trey Finney Building Blocks Description: Trey will discuss and demonstrate basic principles for building a plein air painting regardless of medium.  Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register, Go To:  Building Blocks Location: Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN 38482 – map from Leiper’s Creek Gallery - https://bit.ly/2tRbxqH Student Levels for this workshop:  All Levels  Student Limit: 14 Supply list:  Bring your own personal plein air set-up -easel/palette,…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Everything is Green! Painting Greens in the Tennessee Landscape with Paula Frizbe

April 19 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$85

Friday, April 19th, 2019 Paula Frizbe Everything is Green! Painting Greens in the Tennessee Landscape Description: This workshop will focus on the variety of greens found in the landscape and learning how to mix the many greens found in this area.  When do you intensify the green and when do you grey them down?  How to use cool green against warm greens, and identify the time of day. Time: 9:30 am-2:30 pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register,…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Ten Tips, Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Drawing Skills with Mike Sowers

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$70

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 Mike Sowers Ten Tips, Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Drawing Skills Description: This class will focus on specific ways to improve your drawing, whether in preparation for a painting or for the pure enjoyment of drawing. The workshop will include a slide show, hand outs, short demos and lots of time to experiment with the tools and ideas presented. Mike Sowers, a 5 year Chestnut member who paints or draws (almost) daily and can regularly be…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Water-Reflections with Kim Barrick

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN
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$85

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 (Rain Date Thursday April 25th ) Kim Barrick Painting Water - Reflections Description: Join award winning artist and Chestnut Group founder for a day by the water. Meet at Centennial Park Wautauga Lake to challenge yourself with this important aspect of outdoor painting. Bring your lunch. Time: 9 am-4 pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register, go to:   Painting Water - Reflections Location: Centennial Park - 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 Student Levels…

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May 2019

Paint Your Heart Out: Capturing Character in The Portrait with Chantel Barber

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$85

Monday, May 6th, 2019  Chantel Barber Capturing Character in The Portrait Description: In this workshop, Chantel will demonstrate painting a portrait based on a reference photo, while sharing valuable insight into the differences between working from life versus a photograph. Students will learn: what photographs make the best references for portrait painting, editing (what you leave out is just as important as what you keep in), color mixing tips, and how to recognize value patterns and use them. Students will…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Small Impressions with Ingrid Derrickson

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$85

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 Ingrid Derrickson Small Impressions Description: Painting miniature still life in oil will enhance your abilities and your daily painting habits to create expressive little gems, abstracted in light and color. Time: 9am-4pm Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85 To Register, go to:  Small Impressions Location: Warehouse 521 - 521 Heather Pl, Nashville, TN 37204 Student Levels for this workshop: All Levels Student Limit:  12 Supply list: Oil Paints: Naphthol Red Cadmium Yellow Light Ultramarine Blue Titanium…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Critters En Plein Air with Marci Hicks and Hayden Pickel

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$85

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Marci Hicks and Haden Pickel Critters En Plein Air Description:  In a stress free environment, Haden and Marjorie will showcase some of their plein air paintings of cows, chickens, pets, etc., and help to guide students through their own paintings.  We’ll be using photos (as most critters are hard to reason with) but will be aiming to capture a very painterly, en plein air feel.  Bring your own images that you’ve taken yourself, please, or use…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Plein Air 101 with Jean Gauld-Jaeger and Karen Philpott

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Edwin Warner Park Shelter #5, Vaughn Rd
Nashville, TN
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$91

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019  (Rain Date, Friday, May 17, 2019) Plein Air 101 Jean Gauld-Jaeger and Karen Philpott Description:  This workshop is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and would love to capture their surroundings with a brush and paint. Come join others who are excited to learn and ready to paint plein air for the first time. It is not necessary to have had previous painting experience. This is a good time and place to begin!  Upon completion of…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience with Todd Saal

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave
Nashville, TN
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$85

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience Todd Saal Description: Learn to build confidence in painting onsite in watercolor. You will learn the fundamental techniques of the medium. Discover how to interpret and simplify subjects to produce successful urban paintings.   After a career in music and formal training in pastels, oil, and sculpture, Todd expanded his creative repertoire, teaching himself to paint in watercolor. He quickly realized that watercolor was not for one to control as in…

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Paint Your Heart Out: A VALUE-able Lesson with Brenda Coldwell

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$85

 May 29th, 2019 A VALUE-able Lesson Brenda Coldwell Description: The first part of the day, there will be a slide presentation and handouts that will help the artist interpret value more clearly. Value and composition exercises and studies to be painted by each participant, from provided photo reference or image projected on screen.  You are invited to eat lunch at the studio provided my me...Soup and salad. The second half of the day, we will paint value sketches “en plein…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Trees in All Seasons with Karen Philpott

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$85

May 30th, 2019 Painting Trees in All Seasons Karen Philpott Description: For an artist painting the Tennessee landscape one of the greatest elements you can capture are trees.  Here in the South trees captivate artists in every season with their soft spring auras, the lush greens of summer, their vivid fall foliage and the lovely long winter shadows. In this class students will explore how to accurately place trees in the landscape and paint them as they change throughout the…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Illustrated Travel Journaling with Susan Jones

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St.
Spring Hill, TN 37174
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$82

Friday, May 31st, 2019 Illustrated Travel Journaling Susan Elizabeth Jones Description:  Have you ever taken a walk in a spring meadow or ridden your bike on a country lane or any other outdoor experience that was so beautiful you wanted to capture it to savor at any time? The sights, sounds, and feelings of nature are awe-inspiring, and what could be lovelier than to preserve the moments of inspiration in a nature and travel journal? Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas…

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June 2019

Paint Your Heart Out: Understanding the Split Primary Palette with Gayle Levee

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
$85

Saturday, June 1, 2019 Understanding the Split Primary Palette Gayle Levee Description: We all know that, ideally, most colors can be mixed from the primaries Red, Yellow and Blue. But in real life there are limitations to that ideal. None of our pigments are absolutely pure – they are made from minerals found in nature, and we artists do our best to use those colors to approximate what we see.  The fact is, pigments are not perfect, and we need…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Design for Impact! with Kay Keyes Farrar

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Leiper’s Creek Gallery, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
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$85

Monday  June 10, 2019 Design for Impact! Kay Keyes Farrar Description: Organize shape, value, directional angles and color to create paintings with impact. Add the fresh brushwork of plein air to capture light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience so your paintings capture the mood of the day. Start by gathering information in sketches in order to experiment with compositions and gather ideas. What inspired you to paint a particular scene? Concentrating on this one idea will help you…

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