Events - Painting Flowers and Gardens with Sam Paonessa......Members Only Full Day Workshop


Sam Paonessa is professional artist who has enjoyed a creative career spanning over 35 years. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and was awarded the Canadian Studio Scholarship Award. He was then hired by one of Canada’s largest commercial art studios, TDF Artists, where he worked as an illustrator. He subsequently joined Hallmark Cards Canada in roles of illustrator and later art director. Hallmark provided him with valuable experience and opportunity to create a wide variety of products for retail market. Over 600 paintings were reproduced during his time with Hallmark.

For experienced beginner to more advanced artists, Sam will demo in acrylic and the workshop is open to both acrylic and oil painters. Get inspired by professional, award winning artist Sam Paonessa as he demonstrates and explains his techniques to paint essential elements of gardens/florals. Sam will share important tips on color, values and effective use of warm and cool color, in a relaxing, informative and inspirational session. We may bring our own references if we wish to paint something specific or Sam can provide an image that he demos and we can paint the same image. We will have some one-on-one instruction and encouragement to increase our confidence and style. We will end with a constructive group critique.

Materials List: will be provided closer to the date