Susan Ploughe

Understanding Color




Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 September 13, 14 & 15, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm



This subject can seem overwhelming because there are millions of colors; how can we possibly learn how to mix “the right 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 learn how to choose the appropriate color and eliminate the guesswork when mixing it. This is not a theoretical class; you will do many hands on exercises
 that explain and reinforce each principle. In addition,
 you will study successful paintings and explore what makes them work.


Susan holds a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University. 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 American National Exhibition. 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 Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and American Artist magazines.



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