Ann McMillan - Palette Knife Oil Painting Demonstration

Central Coast artist Ann McMillan began oil painting in 1997 after studying drawing, science illustration and watercolor painting since childhood. Ann studies the interaction of light and color in the tradition of California Impressionism. Her recent work emphasizes the intensity and subtlety of sun and shadow. Training with Jove Wang and Barry Raybould has taught her to organize her painting around solid design and carefully mixed color. Ann always looks for strong and unusual compositions and color combinations. She tries to create art that reflects the vibrancy of nature and her love of close observation of the landscape. She most enjoys painting the Central Coast, the Sierra Nevada, Big Sur and the San Francisco Bay estuaries. Her work is exhibited at the Portnoy Galleries in Carmel and the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi.

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  • Christine H.

    Wow! Ann's teaching style is very informative and entertaining. Her demo painting was beautiful.

    1 · May 19

  • George

    Gosh, I wanted to attend; but, unfortunately I have a lighting workshop to run. See everyone next time.

    May 13

  • Julia C.

    I've seen Ann demonstrate before. Here palette knife paintings are wonderful. She frequently paints en plein air. She uses lots of color and I've even seen paintings that she has completed using a stick she picked up off the ground. Her commentary as she does her demos is full of information about how she makes her decisions and reminders about the use of value and contrast, etc. Usually she paints a small still life that she sets up at the meeting.

    1 · May 10

  • Christine H.

    Change in Date! I had the date wrong! So for those who received the email with the wrong date, I'm sorry about that.

    April 18

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