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The Magic of Underpainting

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Discover the Magic of Underpainting is An Acrylic Painting Workshop

A day to explore techniques of layering colors with emphasis on the importance of the underpainting. Learn the ‘Whys’ and ‘Hows’ of creating an underpainting with the ultimate goal of choosing one that will perfectly fit your goals. Which is, of course, ALL ABOUT COLOR! Enjoyed by all levels.

My goal for you is to gain an understanding of layering color to bring magic to your own individual style of painting.

Level: Sincerely interested students….ages can vary. You should know primary and secondary colors.  Beginners to  those who are experienced painters have really enjoyed this workshop.

Minimum students to running the class is: 8   Maximum: 15

Instructor: Susan Tobey White

As an artist she is best known for her colorful, energetic paintings of dancers which inspire smiles and laughter from the viewer. Scenes of impassioned dancers in crowded dance halls, swinging to their own rhythms summon nostalgic times and practically dance right off the canvas. From professional dancers to dancers at heart Susan’s work is continually praised for the feeling of well being it evokes.

Her love of Maine and the area she lives is evident in her quieter paintings of landscapes, seascapes and paintings of people working and playing.

She welcomes commissions of a variety of themes enjoying the challenges they demand of her, favoring paintings of children playing, adults dancing and beach scenes.  In the fall of 2010 a series of giant vegetables and decadent food began as a direct result of illustrating The Homeport Cookbook, by Will Holtham which was released in 2011.

She has designed the 2004 and 2007 North Atlantic Blues Festival Poster and the 2008-2012 Maine Celtic Festival Poster.

In the summer of 2002 after having taught elementary art for 15 years, Susan opened High Street Studio & Gallery in a historic building of downtown Belfast where she had a seasonal gallery and taught painting workshops.

In  October of 2013 she gained the title of being a Golden Artist Educator through Golden Artist Colors, Inc. a prominent manufacturer of acrylic paint.

In June of 2017 she opened the  Susan Tobey White Studio, 234 Church Street, Belfast where she  continues to paint, teach and  welcomes visitors.



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August 4, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sarah Thornton


Lighthouse Arts Center
86 Main St
Bucksport, ME 04416 United States
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