April 6 – 7, 2022 — Michelle Held OilsWORKSHOP IS FULL. CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION.
Join this exciting oil paint workshop with Michelle Held. This is a unique opportunity to paint birds and learn to really capture the form and light! Get ready to learn technique and form that you can apply into all your paintings. Michelle will cover design, composition, values, and edges to make a dramatic successful luminous bird painting in oils. We will study bird anatomy, gesture and proportions with drawing and paint, ultimately, we will study the light effects on these majestic birds. Michelle will guide you on your path by helping you infuse heart and passion into your final masterpiece.
Michelle brings with her a splash of vibrancy, a flutter of unique perspective, and the song of nature in its truest form. Born and raised in Maryland, Michelle knew from a young age that she was meant to paint as her career. Passionately working as an artist and business owner for the past 25 years, Michelle has been living out her dreams in Sarasota, Florida. Michelle currently participates in invitational paint outs and is widely collected throughout the United States. Often commissioned for custom paintings as well as murals, Michelle’s passion for wildlife and its ecosystems brought her to embrace the natural world through painting from life.
Michelle believes that evoking a feeling of light, space, and PASSION is the key to any successful contemporary painting. Michelle gives attention to composition, design and value and gives credence to a “go with the flow” attitude. Plein air has set flight to many paint outs, including Easton, Forgotten Coast, Lighthouse Art Center, Sedona and Many more. Recently Michelle won, 2 years in a row, people’s artists choice at Forgotten Coast. She also won the Grand prize in Sedona Paint-out 2020. The real victory, however, has come with her love of teaching. Michelle finds that paying it forward is the best way to fulfill the soul. Taking a note from the birds she so loves to paint, Michelle approaches painting like flight, letting the swells and surges of the wind carry her and her brushes through those brilliant, beautiful skies.
Limited to 15 participants.
207 N. Palmetto Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043