Lynn Mehta – Loosening Up with Palette Knife and Expressive Brushwork (Online); Tuesdays, September 10-October 1, 2024

Dates: Tuesdays, September 10-October 1, 2024
Time: 10:00-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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Paint loose and free with palette knives and expressive brushwork while maintaining solid principles of design. By setting ourselves up with strong compositions, harmonious color palettes, and a plan to maintain correct values we pave the way for the freedom of paint application. We will employ a variety of fun exercises designed to build confidence and individual expression. The emphasis will be on process, exploration, and developing new habits.

Plan to paint from your own reference photographs of landscapes, marine subjects, people in the landscape, and/or floral still life. You can also choose to paint plein air, or from your own still life setups. Painting from life is always encouraged. Oil painters and acrylic painters of all levels (some experience helpful) will benefit from this workshop. Demos and instruction will be in oil.

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Known for her vivid, textured oil paintings characterized by interpretive impressionism, Lynn Mehta is an award-winning artist living in Virginia. Her art is a reflection of her connection to the ever-changing visual world around, blending abstract shapes and forms inspired by a wide range of landscapes and elements.

Growing up along the Pacific Ocean, Mehta has been an artist as long as she can remember and was inspired by the work of her mother who painted outside. Mehta earned her B.A. in Art from San Diego State University, and has studied with an impressive list of acclaimed artists in the US and abroad.

A distinguished member in a host of organizations, Mehta holds Signature Membership Status in the American Impressionist Society, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, and the American Society of Marine Artists. Her broad membership includes the Salmagundi Club in New York City, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and Oil Painters of America.
Mehta’s artwork graces galleries, private and public collections, books, and magazines worldwide. Museums and public collectors include the Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington, the National Institutes of Health, and Acadia National Park Artists-in-Residency.

About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. 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.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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