Michele Byrne – March 11 – 18, 2023

Michele Byrne
“Impressionistic Painting with Palette Knife & Brush”

Michele Byrne, Colors of Key west, oil on linen, 24′ x 36″

Learn to create dramatic paintings with palette knife and impressionistic brushwork. Join renown painter Michele Byrne for her premier workshop at Casa de los Artistas. Watch as she demos her powerful palettte knife painting techniques. You will learn how to design a painting through value and strong composition that will lead your eye through the painting to tell a story.

Michele Byrne, Roses Honoring Bethesda Fountain, oil

Every painting tells a story and you are the director. In this class I will show you how to direct the viewers eye with value studies and strong compositional plans. You will learn how to do small value studies with a directional plan.

Michele Byrne, Flat Iron Follies, oil on linen, 40″ x 30″
Michele Byrne, Piazza Signorelli, oil

Michele will be teaching various techniques on how to hold the knife and make a great variety of marks. Information on paint manipulation and brushwork will also be included.

Michele Byrne, Palette Knife Impressionism, oil

Each morning after a wonderful breakfast, there will be demos, either in the Casa open air studio or on the beach infront of the Casa or other locations. After, Michele will spend time with each student, at their easels, helping them through the process. This class will be lots of fun and Michele will encourage you to experiment with new possibilities.

Michele Byrne, View from Abbey Cannon, oil

Join Michele as we paint on the beach in front of the Casa – (or in the open air Casa studio), with the fishing boats, exotic birds, waves, river, village and mountains all around us. Experience the gorgeous rock formations of the Mexican Pacific coast as we take a boat trip, (with opportunity of seeing whales, dolphin, tortoise and mantas) and then onto sketch and picnic at a beautiful beach. Spend the day painting incredible flora and vistas as we make the hacienda at the award winning Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens our studio where they serve us a delicious lunch. Step back in time as we spend the day painting in and around the zocalo of the quaint  mountain town of El Tuito, stopping only to have a sumptuous lunch in the patio garden of a hacienda style restaurant off the town square. This and more adventures await you when you join Michele Byrne for Impressionistic Painting with Palette Knife and Brush – in Paradise at Casa de los Artistas.

You can reserve your place with a $500. credit card deposit, (no surcharge) or pay in full (surcharge applies)

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