ONLINE CLASS: Paint the “Seasons of Tuscany” in Acrylics – Summer

DATES: 01/27/2021 - 02/03/2021
PRICE: $45.00

Lynn Travis Stender, originally from the Northeast, received a Fine Arts Degree in Illustration and Design from Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia. She captures mood and light in her subject matter through her Plein Air approach to painting.

Lynn served as Vice President elect of the Palm Beach Watercolour Society, 2000-2003, is an Exhibiting Member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Professional Artists Guild, member of the Gold Coast Watercolour Society; Women in the Visual Arts and the High Mountain Watercolour Society, Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

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As Resident-Artist of the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Lynn has been teaching painting workshops for over 15 years. She has a limited collection of giclee prints, greeting cards, and gift items, which reflect the beautiful architecture and landscape of historic resort properties such as The Boca Raton Resort and Club, the Registry Resort, Ritz Carlton Golf and Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, Don Ce Sar Beach Resort and Spa, St. Petersburg, Florida, The Richmond Hill Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, and The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia. Her works are in private, public and corporate collections.

She has painted and collected subject matter from around the world, and is a staff teacher for Il Chiostro, teaching “Plein Air” painting Workshops in Italy. She is deeply committed to encouraging her students to fully explore their creativity and self-expression.

Lynn was honored by her student Sally Petrillo, who in 2003, founded the Lynn Travis Stender Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship Fund accepts donations through the WITVA (Women In The Visual Arts organization) Delray Beach, Florida. Scholarships are issued to local high school students pursuing further studies and a career in the fine arts. Annual fundraisers, “Artful Afternoons” are conducted by Lynn and a dedicated committee of volunteers.

Lynn was a very helpful instructor. But she was also a very warm and caring person. This is a beautiful area to paint. I learned a lot.

Lynn Stender is the most wonderful person in the world.

past Autumn Arts participants

Lynn-Flowers on the wall

Flowers on the wall, by Lynn Stender

Paint seasons of the Tuscan Landscape!

In this course we will paint a landscape in different color palettes ; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

I will provide a photo of a landscape but if you have one your own you would like to use, that is great. I will demonstrate using the subject I provide for you, with a limited palette of colors for each season, and change the foliage accordingly.

For example, fields of poppies in spring, sunflowers in the summer, golden autumn leaves in fall, and lavender shadows on snow covered hills in Winter….

I will explain the importance of understanding the complementary color wheel and how it makes your paintings come alive!

Acrylic paint is very versatile and is the perfect medium for a beginner and accomplished painter as well.

Please join me as we enjoy our Virtual travels to Tuscany with our paint brush and canvas in hand.

This week we will concentrate on the colors of the Summer!

Class Date: Wednesdays, January 27 & February 3, 2021

Time:  12 noon ET (That is 11am Central time, 10am Mountain time and 9am Pacific time; 5pm in Britain and 6pm in Europe)

Class Length: 2 hours

Price:  $45/class or the next 2 seasons for $85

A message from Lynn:

Smiling Sunflower faces in Tuscany. Feel the heat of the Tuscan Sun! Painting sunflowers is so much fun. The repetitive pattern is what we will focus on in this landscape. Painting “mama” papa, and baby “ sunflowers to show the perspective element in this subject.

We are using Acrylic Paint.  I will go over the Color wheel and the limited palette we will be using to create our Summer Landscape. The basic colors you will need are:  (starter sets are great if this is your first time using Acrylics.)

• Titanium White
• Black/ Paynes Grey
• Cadmium Yellow
• Cerulean Blue
• Ultramarine Blue
• Yellow Ochre or Quinacridone Gold
• Cadmium Red
• Sap Green
• Alizarin Crimson
• Camium red
• Burnt Umber
• Raw Umber

I will be working on a small Canvas, 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. What ever size you are comfortable with is fine.
I use a set of Acrylic Brushes, which include a 1/2 flat, 1/4 flat, 3 rounds, #6, #8, #12.  Please have two containers of water, paper towels or paint rags. I use a Masterson covered palette with a sponge to keep my paints wet. If you don’t have a palette, paper plates or palette paper pads will work.  There are many starter sets available on line, , or Amazon. Liqutex, and Golden brands have complete sets.

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.