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.
Artist Jan Norsetter is an award-winning oil painter known for vibrant landscape paintings en plein air, still life, and rosemaling. Norsetter paints en plein air in every season, painting close to home in Wisconsin and on travels in the United States and overseas in France, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Norway. Selected paintings, prints, and rosemaling are in many permanent and private collections across the country and Europe. Awards include top honors in numerous en plein air and rosemaling competitions. In addition to her work as an artist, Norsetter teaches landscape painting and rosemaling. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist in rosemaling.