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Jun 17 2019 - Jun 19 2019


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Palette Knife Plein Air in Oil with Robin Wellner


Experienced Beginner – Advanced
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Come join us for a fun three days of painting the beautiful scenery around West Jefferson with a palette knife.  Your paintings will be simpler, looser and bolder.  You simply can’t get that detailed with a knife.  We’ll talk about composition, values and color; and of course, ways to use your knife.  We’ll start with a demo, then there will be lots of individual instruction.  In case of rain, please bring some favorite landscape photos.

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  • Robin Wellner

    Robin Wellner is an avid painter of people as well as landscapes and Plein air.  Her fascination with painting faces has lead her to numerous national awards and inclusion in national shows with the American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America and Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait International Show.  She maintains a practice of painting from life on a weekly basis in Charlotte, NC where she and her husband reside.  Her training evolved from Fine Arts in college to numerous workshops with renowned artists such as Dawn Whitelaw, Robert Liberace, Rich Nelson, Chris Saper and numerous others.

    Her focus includes  figurative and portrait painting as well as plein air landscapes. Her awards include:

    • Finalist in the Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait 2017 Show
    • Meretorious Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait 2017 Show
    • Accepted in American Women Artist’s Juried Online Spring 2017 Show
    • Accepted into the Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition 2016
    • Finalist Richeson 75/ Figure and Portrait Show 2016
    • Meritorius Richeson 75/Figure and Portrait Show 2016
    • Meritorius Richeson 75/Animal, Birds and Wildlife 2016
    • Selected to participate in the Mint Museum “Art in the Garden”2016,2017
    • Finalist American Women Artists National Juried Show 2015, Meretorius Recognition
    • Finalist American Women Artists 2015 Online Show
    • Selected for Carolina’s Got Art Elder Gallery 2015
    • Selected as one of 30 artists to participate in the 2015 Piedmont Paint Out Plein Air Event. Received “Artists Choice” Award
    • Finalist in the Richeson 75/Figure and Portrait Show 2015
    • Honorable Mention, “Colton’s Choice” award and “People’s Choice” Award, Matthews Art Guild, 2015 Matthews Alive Festival
    • Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine 2014 Over 60 Competition
    • Finalist in the Richeson 75/ Animals Birds and Wildlife 2013

    Visit Robin’s Website

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