Mar 17 - 19 2022


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



317RW: Exploring the Palette Knife- Landscapes & Still Life with Robin Wellner

Level: Experienced Beginner and up
Workshop Fee: $315
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Workshop is Cancelled



Join us for a three-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your paintings. The knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings.  Some of the advantages of the palette knife besides mixing paint:

  • Easy to clean
  • Great for texture and clean color
  • The edge creates great lines, trees, etc.
  • You can paint over wet layers without the paint mixing like a brush

You can explore a whole painting with only a knife, or use the knife only for accents.

Day one will include an introduction to the knife and the limited palette we’ll use. Together we’ll do color charts and become familiar with the limited palette and our knives.  Later we’ll do a small still life – 5×7, 6×8 or 8×10 to start using the knife and the color palette.

Day Two we’ll start a landscape from a photo.  I’ll bring some reference photos, but if you have one that you’d like to paint feel free to bring it!

Day Three we’ll do a more elaborate still life.  If you have somethings you’d like to paint – flowers, vases, pitchers, etc. – please bring them.  Check website for supply list.

Workshop Teacher

  • 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.

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