Do you want to capture the beautiful natural world, either within a piece on its own, or within another folk art style like rosemaling or carving? We’ll make quick monochromatic value studies from photographs and then paint a final, finished painting from your photo of choice. Bring your favorite landscape images or paint from some of Jan’s photos. We will visit the museum’s fine art collection, discuss composition and light, and learn what makes a good subject for a painting. You will learn to mix the colors you want, use color charts, set up palettes, and make brush strokes. You can work on one landscape project or start many and try different approaches. Jan will show you how to use oil paints with no solvents. There will be a small materials fee for packet of patterns.
Jan Norsetter is an award-winning oil painter known for vibrant landscape paintings en plein air (painting in the open air) and evocatively detailed studies in still life. She works to imbue her paintings with a sense of place and paints outdoors in every season—close to home in Wisconsin and on travels to the western United States and overseas to Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Norway. Jan also paints rosemaling. She has exhibited in more than 30 juried, collaborative, or solo art shows. Selected paintings, prints, and her rosemaling are in many permanent and private collections. Awards include top honors in numerous plein air and rosemaling competitions. Jan continues to draw inspiration from respected mentors in oil painting and rosemaling, and she enjoys teaching.