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Fri, May 03


Crooked Creek Park

"Painting Beautiful Color, Shadow and the Magic of Creating Light" with Laurie Meyers

Workshop: "Painting Beautiful Color, Shadow and the Magic of Creating Light" with Laurie Meyers

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Time & Location

May 03, 2019, 9:00 AM – May 04, 2019, 4:00 PM

Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

About the event

This workshop is FULL. Existing registrants may still go to the registration screen to pay the balance due on their entry as needed. Interested in getting on a waitlist? Contact our workshop coordinator, Sandra Oliver at

Workshop Description (from the instructor)

I always say a painting has a head, a heart, and a soul. In this workshop, we will explore and study that which gives our paintings heart: color.

Color is described with emotive words. “I love the colors!” “His colors make me feel so good”. “I just don’t like her colors.”

This workshop - emphasis on “work”! - will help you discover color secrets to light and it beautiful opposite, shadow. You will learn about the science behind seeing color and the art behind painting it. You will learn how to discern the color of light, underpaint to achieve it, and create harmony in your work.

I love teaching this workshop because it is different from a “watch me demo and then you do it” format. It is very hands on and explorative and you will leave with a lot of great knowledge that you will apply to your work from here on out. I want to give you a tool box that you will have forever.

I look forward to meeting you all in May! Please email me at if you have specific questions about color prior to the workshop. I will address the questions that you have. Thank you for taking my color workshop. I promise you will love it!

Laurie Meyer

About the Instructor

Laurie Meyer has lived and painted in Charleston, SC for 35 years. Following careers in education and corporate sales, Laurie devoted her life to her first love – painting – in 1997. Life in Charleston has provided Laurie with countless subjects and rich inspiration for her award winning paintings. Her frequent travels have also given Laurie varied and interesting ideas for many of her works. She paints with rich color and broad “brushy” strokes and palette knife to express the unique and recognizable softness in her work. Art has also played a role in community involvement for Laurie. She is the past president of the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild, serving two terms. Laurie also served eight years on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association and originated the Art of Alzheimer’s exhibit, now under the auspices of the Charleston Artist Guild. Laurie is past Program Director and past Director of Artistic Growth for the Charleston Artist Guild. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the SC Watercolor Association, and the Portrait Society of America. Painting has been part of Laurie's life since she was a child, and she still lives for the artistic journey. She loves rich color and textural strokes painted with gesture and spontaneity. She seeks interesting designs with playful shadow structures in her street scenes and rich natural colors in her landscapes. ARTIST STATEMENT "Capturing light is a challenge and a thrill. Painting 'en plein air,' nature's studio, is a luxury and a great teacher, but weather and time constraints mean I also paint in the indoor studio. Either way, my challenge is to interpret what I see and express it in my unique style.”

Russell Jewell is a signature member of the S.C. Watermedia Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Much of Jewell's work reflects his travel experiences to such places as Amsterdam, Belgium, England, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Japan, and Canada. Some of Jewell's favorite subject matter includes his wife Melissa and children, Nicholas and Anna Mackenzie. Most recently Jewell has enjoyed success as an East Coast plein air painter. Plein Air Painting is a term that refers to painting outdoors on location. Jewell's work was recognized in 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09 at the premiere Plein Air Competition in Easton, Maryland.

W orkshop Supply List


Please bring the following colors in the brand of your choice, as long as that brand is a professional grade, such as Gamblin, W/N, Rembrandt, etc. No Winton or student grade:

Titanium White, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson OR Quinochridone Magenta, Sap Green, Viridian, Dioxozine Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Pthlao Blue, Transparent Earth Red, Yellow Ochre


Please bring a handful of hog bristle brushes of your choice, as long as your selections are of a professional grade, such as Rosemary, Simmons, Silver, Grey Matters, Princeton, etc. Please no student grade or watercolor brushes. A small, medium, and large (proportionate to your canvas) brush will be perfect. Filbert or flat -for this workshop either or both will be fine.


One 12x16 Centurion Linen Pad of linen sheets (Amazon or your favorite online art shop)

Two 12x16 stretched canvas or canvas panel of a professional quality

One roll of blue painters tape


Odorless mineral spirits - Gamsol or Turpenoid

Brush washing jar or container

Viva papertowels

Pack of scent free baby wipes

Value Scale


Registration is open to CCAL members only until March 3 for $115 ($50 minimum deposit required).

Registration is open to all artists beginning March 4. Non-members pay $145 ($50 minimum deposit required).


  • CCAL Members - Balance Due

    This 'ticket' allows registrants who have ALREADY paid their initial deposit of $50 to pay the balance remaining for this workshop.

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  • Non-Members - Balance Due

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