In Sharon Lynn Williams' opinion, the secret to luminous oil painting is in using a transparent wet underpainting in vibrant colours, followed by a top layer of opaque paint, leaving some of the stunning underpainting to show through in places. Join Sharon in this two day exploration of that process, from life. This method will give your paintings new life and extraordinary luminosity. Using this method en plein air makes colour interesting and exciting, with total control of edges and values, allowing you to explore and interpret the scene in front of you, rather than simply copying what you see.
Audience: Level of experience recommended is Beginner with some painting experience, Intermediate and Advanced.
Supplies: Please find the Supply List here.
Registration cost: $225 + GST & Eventbrite Fees*
* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees
Registration closes on Friday August 23rd, 2019 at 9 PM.
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Sharon began painting oils 'en plein air' (in the fresh air) as she longed to escape the confines of her studio and connect once again with nature. She was totally surprised by the sense of wonder she felt, and the spontaneity and honesty the paintings revealed. Sharon loves the spiritual connection she makes while the wind is blowing through her hair and the sounds and smells fill out her senses. A great passion has since overtaken her and she tries to get out painting as often as her schedule and the weather permit. In her plein air work she tries to capture what interests her the most in a scene and put it into an compelling design; focusing on simplifying shapes and filling them with interesting colour. Sharon’s desire is that her paintings will transport the viewer into my pictorial world to connect with the majesty of Nature as she has done.
Sharon has also been happily exploring mixed watermedia for over 35 years, and her mantra is “What would happen if…” The excitement of working from chaos to order is invigorating and creates a dialogue between the work and the artist. Sharon enjoys working with bold colour, line and texture. Her work is informed by the landscapes that she paints en plein air in oil, her passion for gardening and love of the human figure. Sharon's interpretations of the beauty around her, as well as her vivid imagination make for an eclectic and varied body of work.