The Art of Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller's Oil Painting Workshop

 November 2 & 3, 2013 / Cost $350 

 Boundary Waters Study / Oil on canvas /8x12

                                                                                                                                                                     White Chicken / oil / 8x10                       

Welcome to my fall painting workshop.  

This year to do something different, we will be doing two small paintings. One chicken painting and one landscape. I will provide the chicken reference and will have landscape reference to use. I will be encouraging artists to shoot their own reference this year. But if you can't bring something "paint-worthy", you use can use my shots.  We will be using a realistic approach to  the chicken, and  a very expressionistic technique for the background. Much like my "White Chicken" painting.  The landscape will be painted traditionally. I will demonstrate all aspects of the painting using palette knife, fan brush, and standard brushwork. We will be starting both paintings on Saturday, and finishing on Sunday.

The class is a great opportunity for you to get motivated to paint more, and improve your painting skills. We cover a wide variety of information during the weekend. My goal is to have students create paintings of which they can be proud. From beginners to advanced artists, everyone will learn painting techniques that I have taken a lifetime to learn. 

My teaching method is to have all students do a similar  painting, as the one I will be demonstrating.  We usually do a painting based on my reference or an existing painting. That way, we all move at the same speed, mixing colors, etc. You will then know the basics and can use this information to create your own paintings after the class. Believe me, it simplifies things tremendously.

 You will learn the classic approach to  painting. I keep things simple so you can understand the basics.  

  • Composition
  • Value
  • Edges
  • Color

You will learn my approach to painting from stretching a canvas to varnishing the finished painting.

You will be given complete instructions on brushes, paint, and canvas to buy for the class. 

When the class is over, you will have excellent materials to create your own 'masterpieces'! 

The workshop will fill on a first come ($200 deposit) basis.  There will be a maximum of 8 students in the class.

And remember: Painting is a passion you can do for the rest of your life.

For more information call:

Bruce Miller  3964 Enchanted Lane, Mound, MN 55364  /  612-240-3198 /