Animals In Technicolor Workshop

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SEPT 21-22, 2023 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Instructor: KAREN CONDUFF​

801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

Member $110
​Non-member $150


Join artist Karen Conduff for a two-day workshop where you will learn how to paint the animals you love using a limited palette that will give you all the color you need.

Using a combination of demonstration and one-on-one instruction, Karen will guide you through the process she employs using a photo reference (your own or one of hers) to create a painting of an animal that will jump off the page.

All levels of experience are welcome. Karen works in oil but acrylic can also be used.

Bring a tablet or laptop for the photo to be displayed on while painting. This allows for zooming in for details.


Jamie Wyeth once said “You have to love a medium to work in it. I love the feel and smell of oil. I could eat it”.

To me oil paint is like cake icing. I can pile it on to imitate the buttery texture of an avocado or scratch into it to create the feeling of the spiky hair of a dog.

I fall in love with nature every day, and find beauty in the most mundane items. I’m not particularly interested in the sweeping vistas or the postcard views. I prefer to paint the intimate corners of our lives – the eddy in a creek covered with leaves or the ravens holding council in the yard.

I learned long ago that not everyone can see the beauty we are surrounded by. My hope is that my paintings will inspire people to see like an artist so they, too, will fall in love with their surroundings no matter where they are.

Some of Karen’s work:


Bring gessoed panels or canvasses, ready to paint.

Suggested palette:

  • a warm and a cool of each of the three primaries: Manganese Blue Hue and Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Hansa Yellow, Napthol Red and Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • the secondary colors of Cadmium Orange, Viridian, and Windsor Newton’s Mauve Blue Shade
  • Titanium White

For any given painting you will use only three or four (maximum of five) of these pigments, which will give you a beautiful and harmonious color scheme. That is part of what you will be introduced to in this class – how to choose a limited palette for the effect you want.

Suggested brushes:

  • long handled Bristles #2, #4, #6, and #8 extra long filberts
  • short handled rigger or script liner

Other assorted brushes will be provided for you to try.

GAMSOL only, please. Bring no other mediums or solvents.

Member $110
​Non-member $150

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