2024 Painting Demonstrations


The 2024 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 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Capturing Scenes with Quick Painting Techniques” – Watercolor/Oil Painting Demonstration with Stephen Puttrich

Artist Steve Puttrich will showcase his unique quick mini sketch painting techniques, a method he developed by merging watercolor with oil painting techniques. This approach allows for rapid capture of scenes, creating 5×7 sketches in approximately 15 minutes. He aims to complete six mini paintings. This demonstration promises to offer valuable insights into efficient and effective painting strategies illustrating the art of capturing the essence of things and not simply the things we see. Steve will intersperse his artistic process with Q&A sessions and discussions.


Monday, April 22, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“Mark Making in Pastel” – Pastel Demonstration with Preston King

A key element of art, Mark-Making is the physical act of making marks on a surface, with an emphasis on mark quality and texture. This style is often associated with Impressionism, but it is not limited to that movement. While producing a completed painting, Preston will demonstrate how various marks of independent strokes of the pastel, can create a unique and fresh feel without the traditional blending techniques one often associates with pastels.


Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Limitless Possibilities of a Limited Palette” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Cory Wright

Join artist Cory Wright as she demonstrates how, with the use of a limited palette of just 3 colors and white, one can achieve color harmony, simplify the decision-making process, and gain better control over the interaction of colors in a painting. Observe as she shows how, by using fewer colors, this limited palette technique actually allows her to create a more balanced, cohesive, and visually pleasing landscape paintings with oil paints.


Tuesday, April 23, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

“Blossoms in the Breeze” – Watercolor Painting Demonstration with Natalia Andreeva

Join Natalia for an immersive experience that celebrates the joy of painting flowers en plein air—an art form that not only captures the fleeting beauty of nature but also allows the artist to connect deeply with the environment and share that connection with the audience. Gain insights into the artist’s thought process, techniques, and the joy of capturing the essence of nature in real-time.


Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

“Introduction to Plein Air Basics” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Katie Dobson-Cundiff

Gain insight on the basics of painting en plein air including materials and equipment, choosing your subject, and creating paintings with strong compositions, color harmony, and atmospheric perspective. Painting outside isn’t just about enjoying the sun and the breeze, although that’s certainly a big part of the fun. It’s also a great way to paint from direct observation, whether that means a landscape, a cityscape, or even something like a portrait.


Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Palm Personality Using Gorgeous Greens” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Robin Popp

Many artists struggle to paint realistic palm trees. But, if you want to paint a Florida landscape, you will likely encounter a palm tree. Join Robin as she takes the mystery out of creating the iconic palm trees we all love! She will illustrate techniques to create depth and how to make palm fronds look authentic. In addition, Robin will demonstrate by mixing from a few tubes of paint how one can realistically reproduce all the beautiful greens we see in nature and make them look realistic.


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

“Editing What You See” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Katherine Larson

An essential skill for the best finished plein air compositions is the ability to edit in real time. Knowing when to add, move, edit or remove an item from your viewpoint can make a substantial difference in the success or failure of your finished work. Learn how to create compositions that keep the viewers eyes on your canvas and focused on the primary subject.


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

“How To Use the Figure to Tell the Story in Landscape” – Oil Painting Demonstration with Morgan Samuel Price

Be sure to arrive early and claim a seat for nationally acclaimed artist Morgan Samuel Price’s painting demonstration. She will demonstrate how to use the figure to tell the story of the scene or alternatively how the scene tells the story about the figure. In a landscape painting the focus of the story can go either way.


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