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Technique, Composition and using Water-Mixable Oils with Charlie Hunter

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 31- August 2, 2015 9:30a.m.-4:00p.m. Tuition: $395
(2 Spaces left!)

As word has spread about Charlie Hunter’s distinctive work, curiosity has arisen about how he goes about making a painting. Why water-mixable oils? Is it true that a squeegee is involved? And what about those Stim-U-Dents we keep hearing about? All will be revealed. We’ll take a look at some great paintings of the masters; we’ll go over some simple, yet invaluable tools for accurate rendering, and talk about how sketching for 20 minutes a day can bring inner peace… We’ll sketch and paint, and Charlie will expound and instruct about how he uses water mixable oils. We’ll learn and laugh a lot while staying true to the credo of have big fun; make big mess.

Hunter describes his work as “drippy portraits of rotting American infrastructure.” His painting process involves careful observation and use of a muted, earth-toned palette in water-mixable oil. Hunter is the recipient of numerous plein air painting awards and was the subject of a recent feature PLEIN AIR Magazine. He exhibits in galleries across the US, with his work viewable on line at As a member of the Putney Painters, he paints regularly with Nancy Guzik and Richard Schmid, who features a suite of Hunter’s drawings in the updated 2013 edition of his classic ALLA PRIMA.

For more information or to register, please contact Penelope at Village Arts of Putney or call 802-246-7742.