Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as use of different types of light are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.


• All mediums welcome
• Beginner to professional
• Instructor demonstrations
• 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.

“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 6–15, leaving on the 16th).

The workshop is open to painters of all mediums. Demonstrations are in oil paint or pastel and watercolor with a focus on capturing beautiful color and light. The relaxed structure of this ten-day artists workshop includes time for both individual critiques and group discussions. Personal mentoring helps you explore ideas and goals for your work. Morning and afternoon painting sessions allow opportunities for lunch and personal time. Non-painting companions are welcome and there is 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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Come Paint with Me in Australia! 2017


10 Magical Days Exploring the Color and Light of Australia

March 13–23, 2017

Sydney and South Coast Art Adventure

This Sydney and South Coast Art Adventure offers the perfect setting for artists to explore a variety of classically Australian landscapes from Sydney Harbour to the beauty of the Australian coastline and ­national parks.

With plenty of studio painting time this is a trip no lover of color & light should miss!

For details and to reserve a space, contact:

Gillian Grove

0411 317 606

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2017 Workshop in Australia

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