"Knife Painting 101"

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


Crossroads Art Center

2016 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, VA  23230 

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

An introduction to painting with a palette knife. Participants will practice techniques, and create on or two small paintings, based on images provided by the instructor. ( about 6 different choices)

 $110,  or $100 if registered and paid by May 16 (early registration)

All materials provided, except canvases.

**Participants receive two palette knives to take home.** 

Masks are required, worn over the nose

Please bring: 2-8x10 or 9x12 canvases or canvasboards, 1-2 cardboard 'trays' to carry paintings, personal apron (and plastic gloves if you use them).

You may bring lunch/drink, or go out to get something (café is next door).

Coffee and snacks are available at Crossroads ($1).

An email will be sent to participants.

To register, to pay, and for questions,

please contact 

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi



credit cards accepted over the phone

Let me know if you want to be on a waiting list, for this or another class 

To register, to pay, and for questions,

please contact 

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi



credit cards accepted over the phone

How Do You Get All Those GREENS?!

                   —using what materials you have



a class on Zoom



Mix more GREENS than you ever imagined, using the colors you have on hand. Includes a discussion on Color Theory, with a discussion of hue, value, temperature, intensity—warm, cool, light, dark, subdued, vibrant—and then you paint!

—Just use what you've got--watercolor, gouache, oils, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, crayons!!  




Please email me if you have questions or for pricing:



 Workshops Topics:

I am available to do private workshops with 2 or more individuals. Cost is $75 to $150 per person. Contact me for prices and reduction for more students.

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 Foreign Countries— 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 

Egg Tempera—what it is, how to make your own paint, its use in history and now (also a workshop topic)

Persian Miniatures—background information, history, materials and techniques (also a workshop topic) 

Spring Workshops of 2021

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