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Winter Palette Painting

Time: February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Number of Classes/Day: 1 Saturday
End Date: Feb 3
Register By: Feb 1
Ages: 14+
Venue: Peggy Burruss Art Studio
Cost: $35
Instructor: Alex Sayer

Palette knife landscape class. All skill levels welcome. Working with acrylic paint and the palette knife to create a landscape painting. We will work on mixing paint colors, a brief sketch of the inspiration picture, learn how to load paint on a palette knife, and different ways to use the palette knife to get the desired effect. This class will teach you about working with texture and acrylic paint. My work normally starts with an idea of how I want the piece to look but then I allow space for the creative process to change my mind!

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Instructor: Alex Sayer

In an effort to explore my creative side I started painting.  Art, for me, is a cathartic release. I enjoy riding the wave of emotions that comes with each painting. Each piece that I create has many ups and downs, twists and turns, frustrations and excitement. I enjoy creating a piece of art and allowing my feelings to flow freely across the canvas. 

I currently live and create art in my home studio in Lynchburg, VA. Previously, I have studied under artist, Inez Berinson Blanks. I also have had shows at The Academy, Riverview’s Art Space, Magnolia Foods, St. John’s Church and many other local venues. I currently display the majority of my work at Findings Art Gallery in Lynchburg, VA.  I have been creating many different and unique pieces which include flowers, landscape, figure studies as well as abstract pieces. I love to use texture in my work as I believe it helps to define the painting and make it come alive while truly expressing the feelings and depth it brings. 


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