This workshop will focus on creating paintings of animals that exhibit emotion. Working with value, color and brushwork, what to leave out and what is essential. The artist will do a demo each day before students begin painting. Beginners to more advanced students are welcome. Artists are encouraged to bring their own photographs as reference.
Within the great tradition of painting, Linda St. Clair has set herself apart as an innovator who creates animal portraits that explore the personalities of creatures great and small. Whether her subjects are of the barnyard, domestic or wild variety, they are undeniably the product of an artist inspired by wildlife's vital energy and its broad emotional range. St. Clair's body of work is infused with a strong narrative sense, a clear articulation of mood and spirit, and an intricate knowledge of animal anatomy. Each painting is completed during a single, intense session out of her home studio in Santa Fe. To get a clearer perspective of an animal's spirit, St. Clair travels frequently to find and photograph them. She's travelled extensively to observe and photograph her subjects. St. Clair's paintings are exhibited and collected throughout the nation and worldwide. She is a two-time recipient of the Grumbacher Gold Medal and member of the Society of Animal Artists in New York.