Oil Painting from Photographs with Mike Simpson

April 10 & 12, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Montrose Field House

Are your oil paintings turning out the way you want them to? Learn how to create painterly looking paintings from your photographs with nationally recognized oil painter Mike Simpson.

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Are your oil paintings turning out the way you want them to? Learn how to create painterly looking paintings from your photographs with nationally recognized oil painter Mike Simpson. This class is open to ages 16 and up, and will run April 10 & 12 from 9 am to 3 pm at Montrose Field Hosue. Tuition is $180.

Mike Simpson Biography:
I paint the people, places and things of small town, rural America. From the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the towering grain silos of Kansas, the small adobe casa of New Mexico, the fishing boats in a marina on the Northern Pacific coast, the cowboys of Montana, the bewhiskered bikers of Sturgis or the girls on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, they all have a story.With my painting kit of watercolor or oil paints and camera I travel the highways and byways seeking out the character of my subjects capturing the effect of light, shadow, shape and value. I get the information I need from roadside sketches or photographs and use those for more complex work back in my studio.

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Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401