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[Full] Color Mixing and Composition for Landscape Painters: Charts to Paintings with Christie Scheele

September 12 @ 9:30 am 1:30 pm

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Tuesday-Thursday, September 12-14, 9:30am-1:30pm

3 sessions | $300 for members $320 for non-members

This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email Ruby: rubyt@paam.org

Using just three tubes of color, along with black and white, each day will start by mixing a chart—blues, warm colors, and greens—followed by referencing the day’s chart to create paintings with dynamic and harmonious color compositions.

Color-mixing exercises that build upon each other reveal principles of creating color, including hue, value, temperature, and tone. Discussion will include color compositions that are subtle or bright; high contrast or low; monochromatic, analogous or complementary; and flat, gradated, or layered. Artists will be encouraged to explore Provincetown imagery and light; from bright radiant days to the subtlest grays of a wet sky. Open to students working in all paint mediums.


A full-time artist living in the Catskill Mountains, CHRISTIE SCHEELE is represented nationally by numerous galleries, including the Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown. Her minimalist, atmospheric landscapes are in hundreds of museum, corporate, and private collections nationwide and abroad, have been featured in movies and magazines, and have been reviewed with enthusiasm wherever she has exhibited. 

She has been coming to Cape Cod since childhood and painting marshes and sea imagery for 25 years, observing, “My version of minimalism is about shape and atmospherics. I paint not just the light, but the air itself, and how these affect the edges and colors of the scenes depicted.” As a teacher, Scheele shares both her particular painting techniques and her eclectic taste and enthusiasm for the wider art world, contemporary and historical. Encouraging a meditative approach to landscape painting that also includes rigorous examination of composition, color, and mood, her major focus is on the joy of process.

Website: christiescheele.com

Image: Christie Scheele, White on Blue, oil on primed paper, 4 x14 inches, and blues chart fragment (composite image)