Still Life:  Shapes, Color and Simplification


with Anne Winthrop Cordin

Dates:  Wednesday and Thursday, July 6th and 7th

Time 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

A 2-day morning workshop at the Portsmouth Arts Guild                            2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI



$125 Members

$155 Non-members

Anne Winthrop Cordin, Museum Bag, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Explore and learn ways to create clarity and impact in your paintings with Anne Winthrop Cordin.  Students will work from a tablescape still life composed of a variety of items.  We will study and demystify relationships of shape and color by focusing on these elements:

How to edit and simplify a complicated tablescape.

Mixing “clean colors” and the power of grey.

Ways to strategically increase the excitement, drama and interest of a painting.

Through a variety of exercises, students will study value, chroma, edges and composition. There will also be special tips on how this class can improve your Plein Air painting!

Anne Winthrop Cordin

I am interested in altering the usual way of looking at ordinary things and paint allows this expression in a direct and satisfying way.

My art is about possibility and paradox, memories and emotion. I am excited about color and shape, by irony and mystery and by all of the questions that arise from the conception to completion of a painting. I am in love with the painting process.

My work is a timeline, storytelling where I’ve been and where I am now, connecting me with the collective art spirit of the past and of tomorrow. Art enriches all aspects of my life and my life fills me with gratitude and joy.

With thanks to our generous sponsors

Prudence Island Quilters Guild