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Susan Ploughe

Understanding Color


Thursday & Friday
 October 3 & 4, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



The subject of color seems overwhelming because there are millions of them; how can we possibly learn how to mix every one? Here is some good news: Every spot of color that you put on a painting has just THREE main characteristics that you can understand and control. You will eliminate a lot of guesswork when it comes to choosing what color to mix and how to mix it, and you will learn to predict how a color will behave in relationship to the spots of color around it.
As a bonus, these exercises will improve your ability to perceive colors!

(Open to oil, acrylic and pastel artists; demos will be in oils)


Susan holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Pennsylvania, she has lived in Lake Zurich, Illinois, for 24 years. After many years of working as an illustrator and graphic designer, she turned to oil painting full time in 2002. Since then, her work has been juried into many respected shows, including the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, and she has won awards in the OPA Eastern Regional, Salon International, the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Easton and other exhibits.

Susan's work has appeared in articles in Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist and American Artist magazines. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world, and she paints portraits on commission.

Website:   www.susanploughe.com


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