Realism to Abstract with Water Mixable Oils
Introduction to Abstract Art using a plein air and a transparent palette, description of Karen’s art language, style and tools. Students complete conceptual landscapes and non- objective abstracts with mark making.
Instructor: Karen Weihs
Audience: Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s): Aspiring, Emerging, Accomplished, Professional
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Starts on February 13, 2023
Feb. 13 | Feb. 27 | Mar. 13 | Mar. 27 | Apr. 10 | Apr. 24
6 sessions, 2 hrs each, every 2nd week
5pm – 7pm MST
Note: Price in $USD
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Introduction to Abstract Art using a plein air palette and a transparent palette, description of Karen’s art language, style and tools. Students complete conceptual landscapes and non- objective abstracts with mark making.
Painting in the luminous style that led her to moniker “The Colorist of the South,” Karen walks the line. She teeters between abstraction and landscape and shares the familiar without divulging the whole story. Karen Weihs, a fine arts degree major worked as a graphic designer and calligrapher after college until finding her passion for oil painting. Using mostly the palette knife, her design sense lead her to the quality of pushing landscape work into abstraction. A sought after teacher, she created her luminous style that led her to be called the “colorist of the south.”
She and other artists opened a successful gallery in Charleston, SC, her birth city, for 17 years to its closing. Winning awards, she drew national attention to her painting and joined southern galleries and attracted serious collectors. Her work is in major collections and museums. Member of The American Women Artists, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Impressionistic Society, and the Salmugundi Club, she continues to enter competitions, art commissions, and create work for clients. She recently moved full time from Cashiers, NC to Sarasota, FL (part time) with her retired restauranteur husband, Chris, to continue their interest in playing competitive croquet as partners.
Her other interest is in playing the sport in competitions, and it has led her to painting onsite at special croquet events. She is continuing her teaching career as an art mentor for private and workshop students thru www.mastrius.com, a Canadian academy for learning and mentoring aspiring students. She is a long time ambassador for Royal Talens art products and does on line and in person demos for their oil paint products.