Broaden your art skills by adding interest to your paintings while enhancing the story you are telling! Learn many tips and techniques to include boats, buildings and small figures to add life and substance to your paintings. Working with shapes, values, edges, color, and mark making, Nancy helps teach and guide her class to edit, simplify and interpret the scene to tell a story and create an emotional response from the viewer that all artists seek. With heavy emphasis on the foundations of painting, learn how to work quickly and efficiently and not get bogged down by detail and stay loose. Nancy’s demo each day will focus on each of these subjects. Also included will be picking a photo reference and how to compose it for optimum design. She will cover the usefulness of value studies, the power of color temperatures and color harmony, importance of simplifying, massing, various underpainting techniques, and discussion on what makes a successful painting.