Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Come try something new! This full-day workshop is for all levels of artists to learn the fun technique of palette knife painting. Pamela will demonstrate scraping, layering, and various strokes and techniques to enhance dimension and texture in oil paintings. She will teach some elements of composition, drawing techniques, blocking in, mixing colors, working in values, and more. You will also receive a four page handout covering the basics. Pamela gives a lot of individual attention to help you, so beginners are welcome. The workshop will be followed by fun critique.
Students are responsible for supplies. For a list of supplies or if you’d like to purchase a supply packet from the instructor for $30 on the day of class, please notify Kristin Heron at KHeron@ormondartmuseum.org no later than September 30th.
About the Instructor:
As an oil painter with a literary background, Pamela Tatum says she is most interested in storytelling on canvas and expressing the feelings and emotions she has about her subjects. When she paint lovers in a city scene, for example, she wants to express romantic passion and the exciting, frenetic energy of Times Square or the dreamy, amorous energy of Paris. In her seascapes, she may try to capture the tranquility of a solitary boat or the carefree feeling of childhood bliss. According to Tatum, “I want the way I feel about a subject to affect the viewer. Whether I am painting a city scene, a nature scene, a whimsical umbrella girl, or a portrait, it’s always about capturing the story through the emotions."
In 2012 Tatum began painting with a palette knife, using a lot of paint, bold colors and expressive knife strokes to create fun, textured, very modern pieces. She began her lovers under umbrella paintings which have evolved into multiple series of paintings in various cities. According to Hyder Gallery owner, Andrew Hyder, Tatum’s work “blends impressionism and expressionism into something entirely her own as she brings to life beauty and emotion.” Her patrons describe her work as moving them to remember events in their own lives and being expressive and fun, showing motion and emotion. And this is exactly why she says that she must paint, "to express myself and bring a little more magic into the world."
Tatum has won many awards for her work and is in collections in the U.S., Canada, and across the pond.