Our Project Paintings

JANUARY - MOUNTAIN PAINTING TECHNIQUES

This class is all about learning painting techniques for various types of mountains.  Along the way, we will also be studying various skies.  18" x 24" canvas panel which is sub-divided into several study panels.  Oil paints.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

FEBRUARY - ROSES

This month we will work on floral painting techniques with Roses as the topic of study.  12" X 16" black canvas panel and oil paints.  Attending artists have a choice of Red Roses or Yellow Roses.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

MARCH - BIRDS

March we will delve into painting techniques for BIRDS.  This will be an interesting session as we will first paint acrylic values onto the 12" X 16" canvas panel.  When dry we will paint with oils to reveal an interesting bird.  Not foul, but fowl!  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

APRIL - SEASCAPE PAINTING TECHNIQUES

We provide an interesting curriculum of painting techniques to keep our classes interesting.  April we will be looking at painting techniques for SEASCAPES.  12" X 16" canvas using oil paint.   John Heinrichs is the instructor.

MAY - PORTRAIT WORKSHOP FEATURING VALERIE STEWART

This is a special 4-day workshop with acclaimed portrait artist and instructor, Valerie Stewart.  Seating is limited.  Completed registration deadline is April 1, 2019.  Each attending artist will paint 2 of their very own portraits.  They can be two separate canvases (20" x 16", recommended, except for children) or two faces on one canvas (24" x 18", recommended). Your portraits can be of two individuals, two pets, or one of each.  This is a special event as Valerie has not taught a public workshop in California for many years.  She presently teaches workshops all over the USA, except in California.  So, this is a unique opportunity.  Oil paints on stretched canvases.

JUNE - KNIFE PAINTING TECHNIQUES

June we will have some fun with painting techniques for KNIFE PAINTINGS.  This is a loose, fun way to paint with impressionist results.  11" x 14" canvas panel using oil paints.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

JULY - TREES AND ROCKS

June we will be investigating the painting techniques for trees and rocks.  16" x 20" canvas panel using oil paint.  Canvas panel will be subdivided into separate painting panels to study various trees and rocks.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

AUGUST - ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

August, we will be learning painting techniques for ACRYLIC PAINTINGS.  We will learn how to paint opaque using transparent acrylic paints.  12" x 16" canvas panel using acrylic paint.  John Heinrichs, is the instructor.

SEPTEMBER - BARNS

In September, we will add a little structure to our painting by learning techniques for BARN PAINTINGS.   This will involve use of an acrylic underpainting followed by oils on the dried canvas.  12" x 16" canvas panel using multi-media (acrylics and oils).  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

OCTOBER - WATERFALLS

In October, we will investigate the painting techniques for outstanding WATER FALL PAINTINGS.  Here again, we will use a multi-media approach with under painting in acrylic paints followed by oils on the dried canvas.  12" x 16" canvas panel using multi-media.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

NOVEMBER - OLD MASTER TECHNIQUES

In November, we will reflect back to the Old Master artists and the techniques they used to create the paintings you see in many museums, but with a modern twist.  We will be toning the canvas using acrylics followed by a value painting also in acrylics.  Lastly, oils will be glazed onto the monochromatic under painting to create your very own treasure.  12" x 16" canvas panel using multi-media.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.

DECEMBER - WINTER SCENE

What could be more appropriate in December?  A winter scene!  12" x 16" toned canvas panel using oils.  John Heinrichs is the instructor.