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Workshop: Exploring Color Harmony with Susiehyer

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Susiehyer
Date: Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5
Time: 9 am to 4 pm each day with an hour break for lunch
Cost: $218 CAE members / $240 non-members
Maximum students: 15

Registration Deadline: October 20

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Simplify the confusion around how to achieve harmonious color in your painting by introducing the idea of a “mother color” or “harmonious complements” into your work. Too many paintings suffer from the malady of “garish brights.” Tame that dragon in this simple approach to color that tones it down and allows all colors “play well” with one another. The effect can have a greater emotional impact in your work, add drama, and “intelligence” to your paintings. Short critique on the final day. Must have control of your medium in Oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. For both representational and abstract painters, novice to advanced skill levels.

Materials and Supplies

  • Your normal painting set up and supplies, pochade box, and tripod/French easel.
  • Paint and palette (at least a warm and cool version of the primaries and whatever other colors you normally use.)
  • Odorless mineral spirits and medium, etc.
  • Some cotton rags (old T-shirts work great for this.)
  • A small sketchbook for doing thumbnail sketches.
  • A pad of canvas paper for doing exercises in paint (any size from 6×8 to 9×12 are best for these quick studies.)
  • Headlamp and a booklight or 2 that can be attached to your easel and palette for the nocturne portion of the class.
  • Notebook for taking notes.

This award-winning artist has been working professionally since 1976 and has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, grants, and awards for her work, including two international design awards. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and national exhibitions, hangs in many private and corporate collections, and has been published in the celebrated books Art of the National Parks: Historical Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, and Landscapes of Colorado. Susiehyer’s work has also been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, and on the covers of Art Life, Evergreen Living, and Mountain Country Life. Most recently she was included in the American Art Collector Series of books. She has been a National Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, President of the New Orleans Chapter, and is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, a signature member of  Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.



November 4
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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