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Saturday, July 16, 2022,    9am to 3 pm


held at Belle Isle State Park,

William L. Humphreys Shelter  

1632 Belle Isle Rd, Landcaster, VA  22503


Enjoy painting from direct observation! This 6 hour class will help make ALL your paintings better, as you learn to create a feeling of 3-dimensions in your work.


If you don't want to set up a full painting station, just bring your sketch book and maybe colored pencils or watercolors!


This is rain or shine--we will be in and around a shelter!


$120, members, $138 non-members


~ $5 entrance fee to park, bring correct change ~



• snacks/lunch/drinks

and your art supplies (try to limit it to one trip!)


Register for Class​​
(804) 436-9309

by Friday, July 15, 2022


"The Trials and Tribulations of

Plein Air Painting"


Friday, July 15, 2022,    5 to 6:30 pm


FREE talk and demonstration!


 at the Rappahannock Art League

(804) 436-9309

19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA   22482


If you can't make the class, you can still enjoy the stories and harrowing experiences that go along with plein air painting. If you CAN make the class, I will be showing my set up and discussing how I decide what to paint! 


"Knife Painting 101"

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


Rappahannock Art League

19 N Main St    Kilmarnock, VA     22482

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 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).  *Water-mixable oils will be used* 


$138 (non-members)   

$120 (members)

All materials provided, except canvases.

**Participants are given two palette knives to take home.** 

Please ask about RAL mask-wearing policy


• pencil/eraser

• 2-8x10 or 9x12 canvases or canvasboards

(There will be a limited number of 8x10 available for $10 each)

• 1-2 cardboard 'trays' to carry paintings

• personal apron (and plastic gloves if you use them, or hand wipes ).

• snacks/lunch/drinks

To pay and to register,

please contact 

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

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 

the Rappahanock Art League

(804) 436-9309 

How Do You Get All Those GREENS?!

                   —using what materials you have



a class on Zoom 


Thursday, March 24, 2022

11:00 am



Mix more GREENS than you ever imagined, using the colors you have on hand. Includes a brief discussion on Color Theory, and what we may have learned was wrong! Also, hue, value, temperature, intensity—light, dark, warm, cool, subdued, vibrant!

—Just  watch, or use what you've got if you want to paint a bit. 


There will be a moderator to help with the questions!


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

"Please Don't Tell Me I Need a Website!" — Let me see if I can change that despair to excitement!

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) 

"Introduction to

Plein Air Painting"

(sponsored by Rappahannock Art League)