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Susan Ploughe

Water Ways
(Oil or Pastels)


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 October 8, 9 & 10, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Come on in - the water's fine! Water is an intriguing subject because it takes so many forms. Explore reflections, ripples, calm surfaces, waves, waterfalls, glistening surfaces and shallow transparent pools. Discover what conditions make water appear blue,
 or deep black or even bright orange. Learn the characteristics of water and practice a variety of painting techniques to convey different types
 of water features.

Through daily demonstrations and discussions, Susan will highlight various visual characteristics of water, and then she will assist you in producing painted samples to reinforce each principle you are learning. If you have encountered a challenge when trying to paint water in the past, bring it with you and we will tackle it together. Expect to take home many small studies. These will be helpful to refer to when working on your own projects. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools necessary for
 portraying water convincingly.



Susan holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Pennsylvania, she has lived in Lake Zurich, Illinois, for over 20 years. After many years of working as an illustrator and graphic designer, she turned to oil painting full time in 2002. Since then, her work has been juried into many respected shows, including the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, and she has won awards in the OPA Eastern Regional, Salon International, the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Easton and other exhibits. Susan's work has appeared in articles in Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist and American Artist magazines.

Website:   www.susanploughe.com

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