Still Life in the Impressionist Tradition with Margaret McWethy, August 7-9, 9am - all day


Still Life in the Impressionist Tradition with Margaret McWethy, August 7-9, 9am - all day


Starts at 9am, class runs all day

Students will compose and paint simple outdoor still lifes to explore the effects of sunlight on color. Emphasis will be on light keys, creating harmonies, identifying and enhancing a center of interest with color, value and edge work. A step-by-step approach to modeling form and seeing color will enhance your ability to self-analyze future works for trouble areas.

Materials List

Oil Paints cadmium yellow pale, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cadmium scarlet, cadmium red, cadmium red deep, permanent rose, permanent magenta, ultramarine deep, cerulean blue, viridian, permanent green light, titanium white

11 x 14 Gessoed hardboards (Pre-gessoed panels can be purchased; if you buy these, please give them another coat of Gesso, to make them less slick for optimal painting.

Palette knife



Paper towels

Trash bag



About Margaret:

Margaret McWethy, Impressionist painter, studied art history and biology at Swarthmore College. Since graduating she has sought teachers who base their art on training, careful observation, and understanding. Master colorist Henry Hensche, and nationally known portrait artist Cedric Egeli, have been influential. Margaret, a native of Maryland, now lives and paints in Massachusetts. Since moving here, she has spent time studying the traditions and methods of some of the famous North Shore painters. "They have a very different approach which I hope to integrate with what I have learned about color and Light," says McWethy. She teaches Painting the Impressionist Still Life and Landscape locally. She has won a number of awards and is a featured artist in the publications, Painting the Impressionist Landscape by Lois Griffel, Capturing Radiant Color in Oils by Susan Sarbeck, and Painting the Impressionist Watercolor by Lee Boynton. She is a charter member of the New England Plein Air Painters. Her work hangs in private collections in the United States and Europe.

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