Video Archive: Appetizers-single session classes on Serious Subjects – Take Your Grip Off Your Edges with Susan Blackwood


for any medium, style or subject matter, from Realistic to Impressionistic or Abstract paintings

Appetizers is Susan’s new, single-session series on how to raise your paintings to the next level with successful concepts and principles.  Each class will feature a new topic.  They are for any medium and all styles of painting, from loose to tight, traditional to abstract.

I know your summer might be full of family, friends, trips and fun. Your brushes might not be included. So, I have designed a series of mini classes, one session each on an interesting painting principle, condensed for easy “consumption”. 

SPECIAL BONUS – Also included: I will give each participant one personal critique during the week after this class ends.  You have the option to send an image of one of your paintings or a reference image for a future painting.

This week’s topic is Take Your Grip Off Your Edges:  WHOA! Too many edges in your paintings? Do you want to change the look of your edges. This mini class will show you How, When, Why and Where to let go of your edges in your paintings. There are many types of edges, hard edges, soft edges, broken edges, lost edges, edges that drift away and edges that jump out at you. What’s in your tool box for edges?

If you can’t make the date or time, sign up anyway and get the video of the class and one personal critique.

And by the way, if you missed one of Susan’s earlier classes, you can always experience them through our Video Archives.

Little Bugs, by Susan Blackwood

Our Campfire, by Susan Blackwood

The Golden Years, by Susan Blackwood

Quiet Morning, by Susan Blackwood