Sally_Workshop_550_631THE COLOR OF LIGHT

Color and light will be the focus of these workshops. Students will paint from costumed models and still life. Optical mixing of layered color, analysis of the effect of light, essential elements of strong composition and other timeless art principles will be explored. Each student will receive individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.

•    Pastel primarily, all mediums welcome
•    Beginner to professional
•    Instructor demonstrations in pastel
•    Individual instruction, critiques


“I sincerely can’t remember a more powerful learning experience in my 30 years of painting. You have inspired me and lit a fire.” — Janeen Schissler



A continuation of The Color of Light, this class begins with a review of  principles previously covered, including optical mixing of layered color, essential elements of strong composition and the effects of light. We will also focus on the later stages of painting, learning to harmonize color masses while developing the ability to really see and mix color, especially those that are nuanced and subtle. Finally, we will explore the finishing touches that turn paintings into personal statements.

Painting from costumed models and still life, plein air artists will benefit from in-studio projects that solidify valuable principles needed for outdoor painting. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color. Sally-718_550

“Of all the valuable information you provided us, for me the most valuable was what you had to say about learning to think like an artist. “ — Jim McIntyre



Come paint alongside me in southern France!

In 2016, I will be returning for another workshop at Domaine du Haut Baran, this time for 10 days in October. (October 18–27, leaving on the 28th).

The workshop will be open to painters of all mediums. Demonstrations will be in pastel and watercolor with a focus on capturing beautiful color and light. The relaxed structure of this ten-day artists workshop will include time for both individual critiques and group discussions. Personal mentoring will help you explore ideas and goals for your work. Morning and afternoon painting sessions will allow opportunities for lunch and personal time. Non-painting companions are welcome and there will be much for them to see and do while artists paint.

Amidst castles and villages, we will sketch and paint together the enchanting countryside and beautiful light of this medieval area. This will give me an opportunity to mentor artists on a more personal level than in the usual workshop setting. I hope you can join me!

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Contact and registration information, please call or email William or Rosalie Haas (513)533-0511 in states or call 011 33 565 246324 in France.


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