"This lady is probably the best teacher I have ever had ever, that includes High School and College. Karen is superb in teaching color and composition as well as the basics of constructing a painting. I am constantly amazed at Karen's knowledge. I intend to take every class Karen teaches because I continue to learn. Karen's patience and encouragement motivate me to continue to press on when frustrated. I look back at my first paintings and compare them to my current and I can't believe the improvement." Richard Gardiner
“The Plein Air classes are so informative–encouraging to beginners and confidence builders for all. Karen Lewis is a versatile artist who not only paints, she demonstrates technique and isolates problem areas for her students. The best oil teacher I’ve ever had.” Laurena
“I have taken other classes and learned “the basics” but Karen’s approach was most easily absorbed and applied of all the classes I have taken. Karen gives lots of practical suggestions based on her experience and knowledge that are extremely helpful.” Pat
“Karen provides thoughtful well organized lessons that have improved my painting a thousand fold!” Kelley
"Karen's classes have taught me to see differently, and to artistically translate what I see onto a canvas."
“Karen is the best art instructor ever. Everyone should try her classes.” Vona Adams-Lawrence
Location: Karen's West Linn Studio, or Outdoor Locations
Learn exactly the techniques you want to learn, and watch your progress fly! Individual beginning watercolor or oil painting lessons in my private studio or outdoors, at mutually agreeable times. Rates are $40 per hour with a 1 1/2 hour minimum session ($60).
Simplifying the landscape into a creative design
Building your painting in effective steps
Mixing the color you want every time
Controlling water (watercolor)
Creating color relationships that express the light
Join Karen E. Lewis in painting the beautiful beaches and scenery of Maui. Paint the clear turquoise water under incredible skies.
For the student who wants a workshop with a laid-back pace. These 5 half-day sessions allow you plenty of time to snorkel, surf, sun, explore the island, or kick back and relax on the beach. Then spend the afternoons with Karen creating your own personal Hawaii memory souvenirs.
Learn the process of plein air painting through the exercises that begin each day's lesson. Then develop your personal expression during individualized instruction, as you paint at your own easel. Paint in any medium. Karen will demonstrate in oil, and will explain application of principles to other media. With a maximum of 12 students, there will be lots of individual attention.
Food, transportation, and lodging are on your own, so you can choose your preferred level of luxury. Click here for more information on accommodations and airfares. (info to come)
This retreat workshop will take place in the afternoons, March 18-22, 2013, from 1-5 PM We will paint at beach locations in Wailea-Makena and West Maui areas, as well as other island locations. Click here to see more information on the trip locations. (info to come.)