Jul 12 - 13 2022


9:30 am - 4:30 pm



712AD-II: Beginning Oil II with Addren Doss

Workshop Cancelled

Level: Experienced Beginner, Beginning Oil I  is a prerequisite

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This two-day oil painting workshop is for beginning and intermediate oil painters who would like to explore color harmony in their landscape paintings.  We will be working with a double-primary palette which consists of a warm and cool of the 3 primary colors plus titanium white.  I also add burnt sienna to this color palette because it is found everywhere in the landscape.  In addition to color harmony we will be working on composition using small thumbnail sketches, and the tools needed for oil painting.

On the first day of the workshop we will do some color mixing so you can discover the many amazing colors you can achieve with this limited palette.  These will not be structured gridded color charts but will be done quickly using a painting knife.    We will learn about value relationships and composition by creating small thumbnail sketches in black, white, and grey and why these are so important.

On the second day you will put into practice what you learned on day one by creating a landscape painting from a photo reference using your thumbnail sketches and color references.  We will talk about brush work and how to build your painting from a simple block-in to the finished piece.

Each day Addren will demonstrate the lessons, and then give you plenty of help at the easel as you work towards a better understanding of how to work with the wonderful medium of oil paint.

Workshop Teacher

  • Addren Doss

    “For me, plein air painting is about recording my emotional reaction to a specific place at a specific time of day.  The studio painting that may come from that experience is an extension of the intense feelings and reactions I had when painting outside.” — Addren Doss

    The goal of Addren Doss is to engage viewers emotionally by creating representational light filled paintings with intense colors and strong value patterns.  Her oil and pastel paintings are filled with bold brush and knife work, and passages of pure clean color.  One viewer recently said, “I feel a part of the landscape, the sun on my face, and the wind in my hair when looking at your paintings.”  Another said “I feel like I can reach out and touch your animals”.

    Addren spent the first twenty years of her art career as a graphic designer doing corporate and freelance work.  In 1990 she decided to follow her true passion, and began her career as a painter.  Over the years she has studied with many noted American artists.  Now she feels the need and responsibility to share what she has learned by teaching classes and workshops in oil and pastel, which she has been doing for over 12 years.

    Addren is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West, Founding and Charter Member of the Piedmont Outdoor Painting Society, and member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina.  She is represented by O’Brien Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections across the country and internationally.  She and her husband live in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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