Thursday, May 20 - Sunday, May 23, 2021

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Sarah Sedwick is a prolific painter of still lifes inspired by color combinations and perceptual effects. All are painted from life. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah earned a BFA in Illustration from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2001. Based in Oregon, she has been teaching workshops on alla prima still life and portrait since 2013, and also conducts an online art mentorship program. Her teaching philosophy is simple: the more you paint, the more you improve - so removing the blocks that keep us from the canvas is key. Loosen up, let go of perfectionism, and watch the results unfold!
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Painting the Dynamic Still Life

en plein air

Paint looser and more confidently during this four-day painting retreat with Oregon artist Sarah Sedwick! Take a step-by-step approach to alla prima oil painting, and try some of Sarah’s favorite fast and fun exercises, in the beautiful outdoor light. Build a composition with life and movement, get a new perspective on the still life, and learn tips for bringing inspiration to your painting practice.

Whether you’re primarily plein air or a studio painter, still life is a great way to strengthen the fundamentals - composition, color mixing, and brushwork. Using a split-primary palette as your color foundation - two reds, two yellows, and two blues - you’ll learn Sarah’s favorite workshop exercises to focus on loosening up your brushwork before creating a finished piece. Emphasis will be placed on working from the general to the specific - big value shapes first, small details later.

Sarah will demonstrate, and work with each student individually. Painters of all levels are welcome. Instruction is in oils, and acrylics are welcome - particularly Open acrylics, which stay wet longer.

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$1250 all inclusive retreat

includes oil instruction, all meals & fine wine and accommodations at the Dupre House in

McClellanville, SC (about 45 minutes north of Charleston) 

Thursday, May 20 at 2PM - Sunday, May 23 at 4PM

*A $400 deposit is due upon reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to the scheduled start date.

Payment is non-refundable, but transferable to another attendee for the same retreat.

Your deposit acknowledges your responsibility in assisting Fallon, Field & Flow Founder and Director,

in finding a replacement. Should COVID-19 or an unforeseen emergency keep us from having the retreat

on the scheduled dates, reschedule dates will be set and your payment will be transferred to that retreat.

If you're unable to come to the rescheduled retreat, you'll be reimbursed 100%

of your payment on day one of the new retreat.*



Email Fallon at to

reserve your spot and submit your $400 deposit

via Venmo or PayPal

limited to 8 students