Local artist Monique Carr will teach the basics of oil painting during the next installment of the Kingsport Art Guild’s Second Sunday art series, set for Jan. 12. Contributed photo.
If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with oil painting but were too intimidated to try, now’s your chance.
Local artist Monique Carr will teach the basics of oil painting during the next installment of the Kingsport Art Guild’s Second Sunday art series, to be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 12 in Room 239 of the Kingsport Renaissance Center.
During the workshop, Carr will give a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint a sunflower using oils, showing participants how to free and loosen up their brush strokes to get a “painterly” effect and give a spontaneous feeling to their work.
The workshop will be a collective effort, with participants working together to create an oil painting in a fun, stress-free environment.
All supplies will be provided, and Carr’s finished sunflower painting will be given away to the winner of a prize drawing at the conclusion of the class.
The event is free and open to the public. Pre-register by calling (423) 292-9900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and including ‘Art Series’ in the subject line.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Carr moved to East Tennessee in 1999 by way of the Cayman Islands, where she met her husband, Johnson City native Hank Carr.
After retiring as a graphic designer in 2009, Carr decided to take her painting from a hobby to a full-time pursuit. Carr’s passion for outdoor painting and her French heritage has led her to take groups to France in the summer for plein air workshops. She is a member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and the Oil Painters of America.
Visit Carr’s website at www.moniquecarr.com to find out more about her work.
For more information about the Kingsport Art Guild, visit www.kingsportartguild.com.