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Frankie Johnson

Brush Strokes & Palette Knife Techniques


Friday & Saturday
 February 26 & 27, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Learn to use your Tools! Donít really know how to use your brushes and palette knives? Youíve come to the right place.

 Frankie will take you on a journey of exploration. Where can my brushes goooo, the many places they want to take you, but you are afraid to wonder. The knife! Oh your palette knives want to show you textures youíve never played with before as well. Letís do it. Explore these new applications in your new paintings. But, bring some old paintings to play with too. You will enjoy the tickles, feathering, dry brushing & the icing on the cake. There will be a new vocabulary for you to brush up on!

Feathering - Stumbling - Dry Brush - Push Up
 - Scumbling - Rolling - Tips - Sides - Edges
Riggers help to drag long lines - Signing
Rosemary Brushes for blending Portraits

Scruffy 2" brush for toning canvas & block ins, grasses, etc.



Frankie is an accomplished artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting and pastels.  For the last thirty years, Frankie has taught drawing, oil and pastel painting at The Studio In The Woods (Wauconda, Illinois), The Studio of Long Grove and the Mainstreet Art Centre, which she opened in 1994 with a talented staff of instructors.  She conducts workshops in locations throughout the Midwest.

Frankie has participated in many juried exhibitions and plein air painting competitions and won numerous awards for her paintings through the years.  She is currently represented by the Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Frankie's paintings, including numerous portrait commissions, hang in corporate and private collections throughout the country.

Website:   www.frankiejohnsonartstudio.com


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