This demo will include various ways to include local critters in your paintings, specifically cattle or horses, depending on their cooperation. The presentation will be in oil, conducted on a linen panel toned with a warm acrylic undertone to minimize ‘white dandruff’ in the finished piece. Techniques can be adapted to other media and translates well across them.
Not primarily an animal artist, Louise’s emphasis will be given to integrating the figure into the landscape to counteract that ‘pasted on look’. Use of multiple references will be discussed and used.
The session will be on a local ranch whose owners have graciously granted us access. The animals can be standoffish, and so minimal noise level will be greatly appreciated as we arrive and setup. We will meet at the city park, near the restrooms and caravan to the location about 4 miles west of town. Carpooling is greatly recommended as parking is limited. Cameras, drinks, your own shade apparatus, and chairs are a smart idea.
Please bring sketching materials as well as painting things and paint along for maximum benefit. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, take notes and laugh freely. As this is a family home, pack it in, and kindly pack it out.
It should be a moooving experience.
Louise Sackett has studied art at Workshops, University, and Art Schools, on both coasts. An IPAP signature member, Louise favors Oil and Soft Pastel when working outdoors, with the subject often dictating the media. A New Mexico resident for over 10 years, Louise currently paints from San Antonio to San Diego, with occasional works from her native region of New England. She has shown with multiple groups when living in California, and is a current member of LPAPA, SPAP, TPS and NMPAP. She has been a signature member of I_P_A_P for five years.
Louise has shown for the last ten years in local, international and national shows. Last year’s efforts afforded her two Best of Shows. Prior to her fine art career, Louise worked as an artist and art director for the NAVY, training S-3B flight crew. She is represented by River’s Edge Gallery in Kerrville, TX, and Encore in Silver City. Louise also conducts a plein air workshop each fall in the Gila area of New Mexico.
“My vision is one of brilliant color. I am intrigued by fleeting effects of light, and include them in my works. I find old masters techniques particularly exciting when paired with today’s materials, and often attempt to reconcile them.”
See more of Louise’s art here.
Join a mother-daughter tandem demo where Valerie and Ellen and will paint and talk about their creative processes and boundaries. Valerie thinks that parenting a teen requires balance between providing the resources for her daughter to succeed and then getting out of the way so that the success is truly hers. Valerie provides supplies and gives advice to Ellen about compositions and color mixing, but then she backs off and does not not look or comment (unless Ellen asks her).
Valerie Orlemann is a professional artist, working with canvas and oil to create landscapes of Utah and the southwest.
Ellen Orlemann is a 16-year-old who enjoys cross-country running, music, hiking, and sometimes painting.
The two of them have come together at the Escalante art festival where Valerie wins the occasional award and Ellen has taken first place in the junior division. Painting together means discussing ideas, painting in the same places, sharing supplies but also giving each other space to create.
See more of Valerie’s work here.