Plein Air Painting with color Harmony and Temperature
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
May 15 & 16, 2020-2 Session (Friday & Saturday)
Instructor: Brenda Pinnick
Class Fee: $250.00 non-members
$225.00 to BRMAA members
This outdoor class will cover all aspects of outdoor Plein Air painting including choosing a location, subject and keeping things simple by minimizing what you carry. Instruction on beginning a Plein Air painting, simplifying, drawing and paint application will also be given, and we will emphasize on color (light) temperature in order to create a sense of illumination within a scene. Each day the student will create a new painting. Some of the technique students will learn are evaluating a scene for design concepts and establishing a color harmony in a painting. Students will meet at the front of the Art Center at 9:00am to check-in and receive directions to the selected painting location. Students should be prepared to work outside, unless inclement weather where students will work inside at the Art Center. There is a supply list available upon registration.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Brenda Kirkwood Pinnick is a lifelong artist whose career path has taken her in many creative directions over her lifetime. She has designed sets and costumes for theatre and performing groups, designed and illustrated for Hallmark Cards, working in the gift and party division, in Kansas City. Brenda has been an Art Director and Designer, working in the craft and hobby industry for 10 years, where she had her own hour on QVC and on HSN with her private line of scrapbooking products. She had designed 3 fabric collections for Henry Glass, a high end quilting fabric manufacturer, as well as rugs and stationery products for mass market. Brenda is known and admired for her color sensibilities. She has studied color extensively and loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for color with her students.
Brenda is originally from Michigan and is now living in the Atlanta, GA area where she works en plein air and in her home studio. She enjoys pushing the envelope where color is concerned, using color as an expressive element in her paintings. Brenda studied fine art with an emphasis on painting in college then, later in life graduated from the prestigious Creative Circus in Atlanta with a certificate in design and a professional portfolio of work. Upon graduation, she was recruited by Hallmark Cards to work as a hybrid designer creating gift wrap and gift bags, party-ware and invitations.
Brenda returned to fine art painting four years ago and is passionate about working en plein air. She believes it’s the only way to learn to paint, using natural light and settings. “There is nothing better than working from direct observation, on a glorious day, out in nature.” When the weather doesn’t permit working out of doors, she uses her plein air studies to create larger studio works and also turns to floral still lifes.
"I create art which is about light and color. When perfectly paired, the two can lift our spirits, can transform the mundane into the spectacular. My job is to open up my sensitivities and allow the poetry of my surrounding world to enter into my emotions. I allow myself to openly express my reaction to what it is I'm painting, be it landscape, still life or other. I want to help others experience the magic of seeing like an artist sees. When the weather doesn't permit outdoor painting, I spend time creating larger works, using my plein-air experiences and studies to inform my work.”
Awards and Recognitions
Blue Ridge Mountain Art Assoc. Plein Air Competition
2014 – 2nd place
2015 – 3rd place
Juried Events and Shows
Southeast Pastel Assoc. On Line Juried Show
Booth Museum Juried Show, summer, 2016
Oil Painters of America- Assoc. member
Southeast Pastel Society-Assoc. member
Booth Western Museum Artist Guild
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc.
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Education and Professional Development
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK – Fine Art Painting and Photography
Creative Circus, Atlanta GA – Design Certificate
Brenda Pinnick lives and works in Woodstock GA and can be reached by contacting her at
Website – http://brendapinnick.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrendaPinnickArtist