Painting Western and Southwestern Landscapes with a Master Artist

By Sorrel Sky Gallery

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host a workshop with artist, Stephen Day on The Basics of Landscape Painting in Durango, Colorado on Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. Participants will learn the basics of painting the western and southwestern landscapes with Day doing daily demonstrations.

Day - Sunlight on Evening Clouds

Day is a full-time artist in New Mexico and primarily paints in oil. He is known for the big skies in his paintings and appreciates the embers of light that send a certain glow to these partly cloudy scenes. He captures a specific moment in time and enjoys portraying how this time of day is reflected on the landscape below. Day’s subjects are from life but the landscape is his first love. He says, “This work philosophy forces me to paint quickly to get a spontaneous and fresh response, because everything around us, including ourselves is in a constant state of change.”

in the aspen

Sorrel Sky Gallery's 3rd Annual Artists Workshop Series is scheduled over weekends to encourage artists to come and stay to the location and enjoy the experience of learning with a master and getting to know the arts community in both Durango and Santa Fe. For more information and to register for a workshop call (970) 247-3555. A complete listing of workshops is available at Hotel accommodation packages are also available to those traveling.

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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