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Mary Pettis

Mary welcomes students of all levels to attend her workshops, unless an advanced skill level is specified. Read Mary's letter to workshop students on this page.

 

A Letter to Workshop Students:

Mastering the technical side of painting is a lifetime process, so be gentle and patient with yourself and love the journey. Cherish the present moment, and try not to compare yourself with other artists.

The technical tools we explore in depth are Line, Shape, Value, Color, Edges and Texture. I believe that my role as a teacher is to help train you to analyze your impression in light of the abstract qualities of each of these tools. As you advance in your knowledge of the tools, focus shifts to fuller expression of your content, concept, or idea. To truly capture the quality of a place or a subject, you must have a feeling about it beyond its physical appearance. If you feel nothing about your subject, so will your viewer.

Great paintings begin as subjects viewed with sensitivity, insight and empathy. Your art should arise from that which fascinates and stirs you. In my workshops, it is my hope that you will experience the joy of not only creating, but also the joy of successfully conveying your message through this elegant language of paint!

-Mary

This Month's Workshops & Events

Thu - Sep 28 -- Wed - Oct 04
  Paint for a week in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Paint for a week in the beautiful Cinque Terre, Italy with Mary.  To regsiter, visit https://www.ilchiostro.com/workshops/oil-painting-in-the-cinque-terre/

Sun - Oct 01
  ASMA 17th National Exhibition - Mystic Seaport Museum

The American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition: Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT from October 14, 2017 – January 26, 2018.

Fri - Oct 20
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Sat - Oct 21
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Sun - Oct 22
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Mon - Oct 23
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Tue - Oct 24
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Wed - Oct 25
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Thu - Oct 26
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Fri - Oct 27
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition
Sat - Oct 28
  EnPleinAir Texas Painting Competition

Workshops

June 1, 2018 – ATELIER Landscape Master Class LECTURE/DEMO with Mary Pettis

This lecture is especially designed to inspire and inform artists who have a working knowledge of oil painting and are now ready to move towards more personally expressive and masterful paintings, particularly in the art of landscape. This morning lecture is the kickoff to the longer 3-day workshop (see below) and is being held by The Atelier in Minneapolis, MN from 9am to 1pm. To learn more and to register for the LECTURE, visit their website HERE, or call 612-362-8421.

June 1-3, 2018 – ATELIER Landscape Master Class with Mary Pettis - *FULL*

This workshop is especially designed to inspire and inform artists who have a working knowledge of oil painting and are now ready to move towards more personally expressive and masterful paintings, particularly in the art of landscape. The workshop is being held by The Atelier in Minneapolis, MN and is currently full. To learn more and to register for the WAITING LIST, visit their website HERE, or call 612-362-8421.

The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Water, Rocks and Sky

Location: Taylors Falls, MN
Dates: Sept 7 - 9, 2018
Price: $375.00

In the same way that understanding human anatomy can help us to paint the figure more expressively, a knowledge of the artistic anatomy of rocks, trees, water and skies can help artists to develop a true "landscape sense", backing bold, bravura brushwork with the sound knowledge of the construction and movement of forms.

Join us for our "The Artistic Anatomy of Trees, Water, Rocks and Sky" 3-day workshop, which takes place in the beautiful St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Space is limited! Click the button below to register with your payment: