A Live Virtual Online Workshop

January 27-30, 2022



Thursday, January 27 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday, January 28 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 29 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, January 30 11:00am – 6:00pm

The comfort of your home studio

$799.00 per person
Limited to 12 participants

Join me in capturing the dramatic clouds, subtle skies, and watery landscapes of the Southern coast in paint from the comfort of your home studio.

The flat open landscape of the Southern coast is the perfect classroom for gaining confidence in capturing the elusive subjects of clouds, skies, land and water.

In this workshop I’ll be sharing my best methods and techniques so you’ll experience:

  • A clear process for beginning, working and finishing your painting
  • How to paint a sky that integrates with the land and/or water masses in your painting, and isn’t an afterthought
  • Where to put hard and soft edges in the clouds and water reflections
  • What to do with the whole cloud, both edges and middle
  • How to keep clouds light, soft, and fluffy
  • Which blues are best for the sky and the water
  • Why skies are about more than just one blue
  • How to capture the light of the morning, midday, afternoon, and evening
  • How to handle backlighting in your landscapes
  • Why clouds and skies can create the mood in your paintings
  • How to deal with still and moving water
  • How to get the right values
  • How to not overwork your painting
  • Composing the painting as a whole
  • Color mixing
  • And so much more!

I’d love to have you join me!

What’s Included

The CLOUDS, SKY, LAND & WATER Live Online Workshop includes:

  • Thursday evening Meet & Greet intro session
  • 3 full days of explanations, demonstrations, and painting for you to join in live via our Zoom Hub
  • Reference photos and videos
  • Replay recordings  of keynotes, demonstrations, and Q&As recordings, yours to download and keep (available within 30 days of live workshop)
  • Digital copy of the Clouds, Sky, Land & Water Guidebook

What You’ll Need

You’ll need a quiet space, your computer or tablet (we recommend with a webcam for you to join in), and strong internet connection. You’ll need to set up your painting space with your preferred supplies, as well as an easel, palette, paper towels, additional canvases/panels, and soap for cleaning up. You’ll be receiving a supply list with your welcome email after registering.

Hang a do-not-disturb sign on your door and be ready for your painting adventure!

Who This Is For

Does painting the sky sound intriguing but a little overwhelming? Especially when you throw water and reflections into the mix?

Or maybe you’d love to paint the clouds, sky, land and water surrounding some of the East Coast’s most beautiful barrier islands from the comfort of your home?

If so, this workshop is for you!

How the Live Online Workshop Works

We’ll start you off with a helpful tech check with one of my team members a few days before the workshop begins to make sure you’ll get the most out of your time with us.

We’ll begin our days with my going over the concepts for the day, doing a demo painting where I’ll share tips, ideas, and techniques for you to implement those concepts during the scheduled afternoon painting sessions.

After a break for lunch we’ll have painting sessions for you to implement followed by a daily group critique and Q&A.

Our Daily Schedule (subject to adjustment as needed)

6:30pm – 8:00pm Meet & Greet

11:00am – 2:00pm Explanations, Painting Demos
2:00pm – 2:45pm Lunch Break
2:45pm – 5:00pm Painting Sessions
5:00pm- 6:00pm Q&A/Critique

Hold Your Spot in “Clouds, Sky, Land & Water” Now

January 27 – 30, 2022

The comfort of your home studio

$799.00 per person
Limited to 12 participants

shower over river
clouds over marsh painting
“Spanish Hammock, Summer Storm”, oil, 18 x 24”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson
clouds over river
“Spanish Hammock, Summer Storm”, oil, 18 x 24”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson