Beneath the Surface: Discover the Magic of Underpainting

Posted By Charissa / January 19, 2018 / Press Releases / 0 Comments

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Beneath the Surface: Discover the Magic of Underpainting

An Acrylic Painting Workshop with Susan Tobey White

[January 19, 2018, TYBEE ISLAND, GA ] – No matter what your artistic ability, you can enjoy a few days exploring techniques of layering colors with emphasis on the importance of the underpainting when Susan Tobey White returns to Tybee Island,  February 8-10, 2018.

Susan’s goal for you is to gain an understanding of layering color to bring magic to your own individual style of painting. She will introduce you to both traditional and non- traditional painting techniques of applying color during this 3 day workshop. Each day promises to be a new experience, filled with demonstrations, activities, and hands on application.

Entitled “Beneath the Surface: Discover the Magic of Underpainting” costs $325 with lunch provided all 3 days.  For more information about the workshop, please contact Tybee Arts Association at [email protected].

Susan is best known for her colorful and energetic paintings of dancers which inspire smiles and laughter from the viewer. Scenes of impassioned dancers in crowded dance halls, swinging to their own rhythms summon nostalgic times and practically dance right off the canvas. From professional dancers to dancers at heart, Susan’s work is continually praised for the feeling of well being it evokes. Her love of Maine and the area where she lives is evident in her quieter paintings of landscapes, seascapes and paintings of people working and playing. She welcomes commissions of a variety of themes enjoying the challenges they demand of her, favoring paintings of children playing, adults dancing and beach scenes.

In the fall of 2010,  a series of giant vegetables and decadent food began as a direct result of illustrating The Homeport Cookbook by Will Holtham,  which was released in 2011. Susan has also designed the 2004 and 2007 North Atlantic Blues Festival Poster and the 2008-2012 Maine Celtic Festival Poster. In the summer of 2002,  after having taught elementary art for 15 years, Susan opened High Street Studio & Gallery in a historic building of downtown Belfast where she maintained a seasonal gallery and taught painting workshops.


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