Knife Painting "101"

                       —an alternative to the brush                   (with water-mixable oils!)

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018, 10am-4pm
Crossroads Art Center
2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA   23231

$100 ($95 if paid by Oct 31)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED! (except canvases). Participants receive two palette knives to take home. I recommend two 8x10” or 9x12" stretched canvas, boards or panels. 

We will use my water-mixable oils (clean up is with water). If you want to bring your own, you may, but price is the same. 


This is an introduction to painting with a paint/palette knife, rather than the traditional brush. Participants will practice technique, and create one or two small paintings, based on images provided by the instructor.


Participants may bring lunch, as well as snacks, or go out to eat. Please bring a small box, like a pizza box, to carry work in. 

Please email me or call to register:      (804) 512-5059

Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:

 Workshops Topics:

The Colors of Art— mixing colors with water-mixable oils (all supplies provided) —4 hours

Neutrals— discovering the beauty of browns, greys, and neutralized colors—4 hours 

Palette Knife 101— using a palette knife to paint landscapes (all materials provided, including 2 knives)—all day

Using a Limited Palette— explore using less colors, and famous limited palettes, like Anders Zorn—all day

The Business of Art— how to get your paintings from under the bed and into the public eye—4 hours

Linear Perspective— understanding and using one-, two-, and three-point perspective—3 hours  

Painting en Plein Air— a one-day introduction to painting outdoors—all day  

Group Presentation Topics: 


Travelling/Painting in Egypt— Getting around, getting permission, meeting the people

Copying Famous Paintings— my experience copying paintings at the VMFA

Enamelling 101— introduction to the terms, processes, and production of enamel work used by Fabergé

A Woman Traveling Alone—adventures of a plein air painter, on her own

The Business of Art— where do you start to get your art into the public eye? A brief overview of actions to take

Water-Mixable Oils—oil paints that mix with water? Impossible! Or is it......

Using a Camera vs. Your Eye—the importance of observational drawing/painting, the pitfalls of using ONLY photos 

2018 Final Workshop

Please contact me for private group workshops, or if you would like to sponsor one.