event · September 27-28

Workshop: Evoking A Sense of Nostalgia with Beth Bathe

Known for blurring the line between watercolor and oil paintings, Beth Bathe’s unparalleled style evokes feelings of nostalgia, like an old sepia-toned photograph. Using Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors in thin washes with a limited palette, Beth uses unconventional tools including squeegees and q-tips, along with her brushes, to create what she refers to as the "vanishing landscape", including finding beauty in buildings, barns and old towns of a time gone by and often beyond their prime. Old barns, a Victorian farmhouse, a back alley, a fire escape, an old mill, or an old split rail fence down a country road are common subjects. Beth paints primary on location to catch her subject at a specific time, especially how the light and shadows play on the surface create drama and emotion.

During this two-day workshop, Beth shares her unparalleled technique with students, rather than the fundamentals of oil painting. Students are encouraged to use water soluble oils to get the most out of the workshop. Two tubes of paint are all that are needed. Secondary colors are suggested and Beth will have colors for students to try.

This workshop is best for students with some painting experience.

Workshop Structure:

Day 1

Morning: Introduction, hand out supplies, and demonstration by Beth

Break for Lunch

Afternoon: set-up and individual instruction

Day 2

Morning: demonstration by Beth – Students may also set up and paint simultaneously or just watch demo.

Break for Lunch

Afternoon: Students paint on their own with personal instruction.

Last half hour: group critique and wrap up


Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087 US