Sorrel Sky Hosts Workshop With Durango Plein Air Painter Sharon Abshagen

Landscapes, Street Scenes and the Figure in the Landscape to be focus of three-day workshop

DURANGO, Colo.: January 28, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery will host the workshop, Landscapes, Street Scenes and the Figure in the Landscape, with painter Sharon Abshagen on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Abshagen will guide the aspiring painter through the ‘nuts and bolts’ process of creating a painting, helping each student to paint the world they see through their own eyes. If weather permits, the third day of the workshop will be spent outdoors painting en plein air. Offering individualized instruction, Abshagen will assist each participant with improving technique, taking a painting to the next level, and learning the art of self-critique. Designed for the beginner to more experienced painters, the cost is $260 for the three-day workshop.

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A Colorado native, Abshagen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fort Lewis College with an emphasis in fiber art. Shortly after graduating, she joined a plein air painting group and began her 30-year love affair with painting outdoors.

Abshagen is a Signature Member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, a member The Plein Air Painters of the 4 Corners and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America. She regularly shows her work in exhibits and juried shows in the Southwest and her paintings have been featured in Durango Magazine and Sky West Magazine.

Sorrel Sky Gallery presents its 5th Annual Artists Workshop Series to encourage artists to experience learning with master artists. For more information about workshop details, lodging and to register for a workshop call (970) 247-3555 or (866) 878-3555. A complete listing of workshops throughout the year is available at

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 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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