2022 Painting Demonstrations


The 2022 Winter Park Paint Out will feature a number of demonstration events.

All painting demonstrations are FREE to the public and take place at the Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.


Monday, April 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Textural Painting” – Oil Demonstration with Trish Vevera at the Polasek Museum

Painting with oil and cold wax medium (mostly beeswax), is a fun challenge en plein air. Using layers of paint to start, modifying techniques are added by using old credit cards, bamboo sticks, and brayers. The result is a matte, yet translucent, well-preserved textured surface.


Monday, April 25, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“Using Elements of Design to Show Wind and Water in Watercolor” – Watercolor Demonstration with Stewart Jones at the Polasek Museum

Watercolor artist, Stewart Jones, will show how he uses the “Elements of Design” to represent movement in his compositions which include wind and water. He will show how various techniques in watercolor are applied to represent direction and texture in a watercolor painting This demonstration will also show how color and value are used to express the atmosphere. Shape, size and line will be illustrated as part of the process of creating the composition.


Tuesday, April 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Feathered Friends” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Michelle Held at the Polasek Museum

You won’t want to miss this demonstration! Known for her stunning fowl portraiture, Michelle will educate visitors how to capture a real-life bird. This can be a difficult subject as it moves, shifts, and may not stay in one place while she paints. Watch as her composition unfolds and learn her secret to feathery brushstrokes and soft texture. Live bird models will be provided by the Back to Nature in Lake Eola, FL. A representative from the Back to Nature will be on-site to answer questions, ensure the safety of the animals, and will give an informal presentation following the demo. Learn about their important environmental mission, which focuses on the rescue, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and release of Florida’s raptors; and watch Michelle Held capture these splendid creatures on canvas.


Tuesday, April 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“Creating Order Out of Chaos in Plein Air” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Cory Wright at the Polasek Museum

With so much overwhelming visual information in front of us when we are outdoors painting, where does one begin?Working in oils for this demonstration in the garden, Cory will share with you her process of using her brush as a drawing tool to lay in shapes and assign them values, setting the stage (or rather, the canvas!) for a successful painting experience. Though it may look chaotic, a loose approach in the beginning can serve to lay the groundwork for interesting edges and striking contrasts as the painting progresses and comes together. When dealing with complex subject matter sometimes one must create a little “wildness“ and then tame it into submission!


Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Essential Exercises” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Manon Sander at the Polasek Museum

Let Manon guide you through a series of exercises that you can easily do on your own. These are quick, easy exercises but the benefits are immense in regards to honing your observation skills and your ability to simplify a scene, both so essential for any artist.


Thursday, April 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Blocking in Design” – Oil Painting Demonstration with John T. Eiseman at the Polasek Museum

Establishing a design using value, hue, and design principles. The immediacy of plein air painting requires quick decisions for “laying in” the beginning. Basic principles of value relationships and “notan” considerations for foundational drawing and mark making…commencing simple color-hue and chroma-decisions. In other words – how to start a painting and not get bogged down in unnecessary details and minutiae. A plein air painting is a two to three hour exercise.


Friday, April 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Greens, The Demanding Color of Nature” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Morgan Samuel Price at the Polasek Museum

Be sure to arrive early and claim a seat for nationally acclaimed artist Morgan Samuel Price’s demonstration. Morgan will demonstrate numerous ways to produce a palatable Green color like nature. Green is one color which can be a nemesis for the landscape artist. Learn to create the natural colors of green without being garish. There will be a full demonstration of a landscape in Green!


Friday, April 29, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“Evocative Florals” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Stacy Barter at the Polasek Museum

Utilizing her intense fascination with light, atmosphere and painting from life, Stacy strives to create simple yet evocative paintings. The challenge for Stacy will be to capture the beauty of a floral scene utilizing natural light in two hours.


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