I create a safe and joyful space for exploring how to create art and connect the non-verbal emotional side of our brains to the linear. My classes are like art therapy sessions, and students walk out of my class serene, invigorated and carrying a finished painting.
My studio/gallery is located south of Santa Fe in a small casita facing the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and each day I am astonished at the passage of the sun as my studio is on an east/west orientation.
From the soft rose morning skies, brilliant sunshine, and deep purple shadows to the golden light of sunset, dark skies, and colorful foliage I have a rich source of subject matter. When painting, I translate this subject matter into contemporary landscape painting... enhancing color, simplifying design, and using loose painterly style to create something fresh and new and a reflection of our high desert plateau location.
After receiving an BFA in Art History from Southern Methodist University in 1995, I discovered Santa Fe in 1997. The dream of living in the high desert stayed with me until 2019, when I purchased my small casita and studio, and I opened Pamela Trueblood Studios in 2021. I paint what I see in my neighborhood as Iwork to find the beauty in my immediate surroundings.
Learn how to paint sunflowers your own way in this class that will teach you the fundamentals of color, composition, and design. Van Gogh and O'Keeffe's sunflower paintings will be used as inspiration, and you will learn about how these artists worked as a way to inform your own process. Leave the class with a finished sunflower!
Paint a New Mexico-inspired landscape in this class that will teach you the fundamental concepts about composition and color. Several examples will be provided, and you will be led to create your own unique landscape inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest. Go home with a beautiful piece ready to hang on the wall!
Discover the art of painting a New Mexico-inspired landscape in this immersive full-day class. Gain a deep understanding of the core principles behind depicting the sky and earth on canvas. Master the techniques of capturing a captivating sunset sky with the use of vanishing points, various cloud types, and the tactile finesse of finger blending. Additionally, you'll delve into the secrets of achieving the perfect earth and foliage color blends. By the end of the day, you'll proudly carry home a stunning masterpiece ready to adorn your wall!
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