Amy Brnger - Paint Bold Loose Flowers in Oils or Acrylics(Online Workshop); June 19, 20, 21 & 23, 2020

Date & Time: 
June 19: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM PST
June 20 & 21: 9:00 AM-3:00PM PST
June 23: 10:00-1:00 PM
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylics

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Paint bold loose flowers with New Hampshire artist and educator Amy Brnger. This workshop will incorporate color mixing techniques using a limited palette and instruction on creating loose brush strokes. Learn about value contrast, composition, and decision-making about what to emphasize and discover Amy’s approach for painting rapidly in order to capture the changing nature of organic forms.

This workshop includes a “Flower Arranging for Still-life” presentation on Friday, June 19. In this three-hour talk, learn Amy Brnger’s techniques for creating artfully arranged floral still-lifes, from simple to dramatic, that will help pull the viewer into your paintings. In this three-hour presentation, Amy will discuss the decision making process behind her choice of colors, flowers, placement of stems, types of vases, backgrounds and lighting.  She will share her expertise of how to create a successful floral still life through photo sharing, hands-on demos and “question and answer” segments.


The workshop includes a half-day critique on Tuesday, June 23.  All works will be commented on, either during critique or in personal written comments to individual participants.

Participants may paint in oils or acrylics. All levels.

June 19: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM PST: Flower Arranging for Painting Floral Still-life

June 20 & 21: 9:00 AM-3:00PM PST: Paint Bold, Loose Flowers in Oils or Acrylics

June 23: 10:00-1:00 PM: Group Critique



Amy Brnger has painted still life, flowers, and landscape for as long as she has been an artist. She uses nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and enjoys painting places and things with and about which she is familiar or curious. With her interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally.  These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects she often chooses to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird’s nests, etc. She also enjoys painting flowers and food on their own.

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