Caroline Goldsmith arrives from her home in Monticello, Illinois. This full-time painter and award-winning artist excels at en plein air painting in oils and she has held six solo shows. Goldsmith seeks to express the beauty and awe she experiences with her ampliﬁed sensitivity to color. She travels with her paints to bring more inspiration into her work, and paints everyday outdoors or in her home studio when winter temperatures drop. Currently showing out of the Prairie Fire Gallery in Monticello, she develops larger works, usually in acrylics or oils, based on the work she has captured outdoors in warmer weather both in the USA and in Australia. This Australia native studied Fine Arts at the Australia Art Institute of Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Goldsmith’s class scheduled Saturday, January 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. is entitled Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting in Oils.
Cost: $95 per person including snacks, wine and cheese. Participants provide all supplies.
Description: Goldsmith will offer an overview to plein air painting in oils, and will teach on how to translate the view to a finished painting. The class will set up to paint and take advantage of the views outdoors from the heated Gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River. Individual instruction will be given as time permits. Some basic experience with painting in oils is needed for this class. Class size is limited to 8 participants.
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