Oil Painting Jump Start

Katherine Taylor & Michael Wise

Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19, 2023, 9AM – 4PM. If you have the desire to master painting in oils but have doubts because you fear the process is too complicated, then join us for this workshop. Local fine art instructors Katherine Taylor and Michael Wise will demystify the process of painting with oils and demonstrate a simple step-by-step process to create dynamic and powerful oil paintings. This will be an immersive weekend, covering the essentials that will include composition, color mixing, shape simplification, value structure, handling of edges and mark-making. Each day of the workshop will consist of a morning presentation and demonstration, followed by hands-on painting in the afternoons, with plenty of instructor assistance at the easels.


Sagebrushers member: $160

Non-member: $185

All required materials will be available from the instructors for $15, to be paid with the registration. Those registrants with their own materials will receive a recommended supply list.

For registration or more information, contact Barb Crislip at barbjc45@yahoo.com

About the Artist: Michael Wise (mikewiseart.com) lives in Bend, Oregon, where he combines running a chiropractic clinic with his interest in painting. As a painter his interests lies in creating lush landscapes with dramatic lighting. His approach is to create rich sculptural passages of paint, preferring oils applied with stiff brushes and palette knife. His work leans towards representational impressionism created on an abstract design.

Autumn’s Fury - by Michael Wise

About the Artist: Katherine Taylor (https://www.katherine-taylor.com) is a central Oregon oil painter whose signature style employs the dramatic lighting and luminous glazing of the Old Masters. Taylor spent time studying art and architecture in Italy and came away very influenced by the Baroque preference for chiaroscuro (strong contrast of lights and darks); her work has been described as 'soulful' and 'luminous.'

Summons - by Katherine Taylor

Cancellation/refund policy:

  • If a workshop is canceled by the instructor or by Sagebrushers, a full refund will be given.

  • If a student cancels by at least 21 days before the start of class, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 administrative fee.

  • If a student cancels between 14 to 20 days prior to the start of class, a 50% refund will be given.

  • No refunds will be given for any cancellations during the 13 days prior to the start of class.

  • We are unable to make any exceptions to the refund policy. While we understand that sudden, illness or emergencies beyond your control might require you to cancel your attendance, we are truly sorry, but the terms stated above are the result of non-refundable costs incurred by Sagebrushers.