Bold and Brilliant:
Plein Air Painting
Using Dramatic Color!

July 6 – 9, 2015

at the Gibson House Bed and Breakfast

$495 for 4 days

ALL MEDIA and All levels are WELCOME: Acrylics, Oils, Pastel, Watercolor

Taught by Patti Mollica, Author of “Modern Acrylics,” “Color Theory for Painters” and “Getting Started in Acrylics”

Patti Mollica has been a fine artist and professional illustrator for over 30 years. Her artwork is is known for its fearless use of color and uninhibited brushwork. She delights in painting the world around her in a bold, decisive style, with hues that are intense, brilliant and contemporary.

In this workshop you will learn how to capture the colors of any landscape in bold dramatic colors, and in a painterly, gestural manner. If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with various color schemes and departing from realism. Join us for four days of instruction and training - this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression.

The workshop begins with with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demonstration.

You will learn and practice:
- how to simplify and see values clearly
- how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
- how to translate values into colors
- how to use various color schemes in your paintings
- how to simplify - knowing what detail is important - and what's not
- how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
- how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
- how to keep colors clean and bright’
- how to get energetic, gestural brushwork
- and much more
Patti has been commissioned by, and is included in the private collections of American Express, Sheraton Hotels, CBS & RCA Records, Penguin Press and many others. Additionally, she is a Certified Teacher for Golden Paints and conducts workshops throughout the U.S., covering topics such as "Innovative Acrylic Techniques using Golden Paints", as well as "How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold".

Patti's original artwork is represented in several galleries throughout the US. Published prints and posters can be found in retail chains worldwide. She has also authored 3 instructional painting DVD's, "Acrylic Painting Value Techniques, Brushwork Techniques, and Color Techniques", published by FW Media.

As an active member of the “daily painter” movement, Patti posts her latest paintings and commentaries at her blog,

For more information on Patti's work or workshops, she can be contacted at To see more work visit:


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Patti Mollica
990 Bradley Hill Road
Nyack, NY 10960


(603) 989-3125
(800) 989-2150


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