Painting Flowers in the Vase or in the Landscape

Class Price


Class Dates

March 24 & 25, 9am - 4pm

Painting Flowers in the Vase or in the Landscape


Pamela C. Newell

Pamela C. Newell earned her BFA at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her landscape and still life paintings are created in soft pastel or oil and reflect her love of nature. As a Master Gardener she has a special affinity for flowers, but also enjoys painting the landscape. She uses rich color to describe light and mood and paints “en plein air”, or from life in the studio. She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society and of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. She is a sought-after instructor and is an Indiana Artisan. Her work is found in the Permanent Collection of the Richmond Art Museum and many private and corporate collections.

About the Class

Painting Flowers in the Vase or in the Landscape
With Pam Newell, OPA, AIS, NOAPS
Flowers are beloved but can be challenging to paint. In this workshop learn to capture the gesture and essence of this beautiful, but fleeting subject. Discover how light creates form and so much more! Pam will conduct a demonstration of how to depict the essence of florals with a tone and wipe approach and how to set up your subject for success. Day two will allow students to continue painting and refining their skills from life, or paint from their own garden landscape photo. We will discuss floral painting art as inspired by the Masters; and discuss values and chroma, hard and soft edges, transparent vs. opaque color, focal point, brushwork, palette knife and more. There will be lots of individual attention in a relaxed stress free environment.

Bring a favorite vase, container or pitcher, and your favorite fresh flowers and foliage (cut or in pots) to enhance the offerings. If painting from your own garden photos, it’s best to view and work with them on an iPad or laptop computer.

Lights, stands and backdrop stations are provided. This workshop is open to all skill levels and styles; some drawing or painting experience is recommended. The main emphasis is on oil painting; however, all media are welcome. Some flowers are provided. Students provide all workshop materials.

A materials list is found on Pam’s website under workshops. Please email Pam with any questions:

Supply List

To Be Announced