Gallery and Gar­dens Open Daily

Free to the Pub­lic All Week
Sun­day April 20 through Sat­ur­day April 26

Sun­day April 20 — 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Mon­day April 21 — 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Tues­day April 22 — 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Wednes­day April 23 through Fri­day April 25 — 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Sat­ur­day April 26 — 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon

Artists paint in the Polasek’s sculp­ture gar­dens and at other loca­tions through­out Win­ter Park. Works will be on dis­play and for sale as soon as they are com­pleted and dropped off at the museum’s wet room. Stop by to see and pur­chase works pro­duced dur­ing this year’s Win­ter Park Paint Out!


Artists in the Gar­den

The fol­low­ing are just some of the artists who’ll be paint­ing in the gar­den or giv­ing demon­stra­tions (see below for more) dur­ing our plien air festival.

  Morn­ing Artists After­noon Artists
April 21
Hai-Ou Hou
John Guernsey
Sheila Thorn­ton
Irina Kov­nacka Ashcraft
Robert Frank
April 22
Tom Brad­shaw
Richard Lundgren
Steve Andrews
Gary Rupp
April 23
Cather­ine Hillis
Charles Dickinson
Stew­art Jones
Kath­leen Denis
Don Sondag
April 24
Natalia Andreeva
Jeff Ripple
Elis­a­beth Fer­ber
Hiu Lai Chong
Stacy Barter
Matthew Cor­nell
April 25
Bill Farnsworth
Cory Wright
Linda Apriletti
Stephen Bach
Mor­gan Samuel Price


A Plein Air Cel­e­bra­tion!

Patrons and Spon­sors Pre­view Recep­tion
Sat­ur­day April 26 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Paint Out Patrons and Spon­sors gather for an exclu­sive pre­view of Win­ter Park Paint Out art­work. Join us for a pri­vate recep­tion with the artists and first choice of paint­ings deliv­ered Sat­ur­day before the Gar­den Party sale. Please con­tact the Polasek Museum at (407) 647‑6294 for more infor­ma­tion about becom­ing a Paint Out Patron or Spon­sor.

Paint Out Gar­den Party
Sat­ur­day April 26 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for a spe­cial night “en plein air” at the Polasek Museum. We’ll be cel­e­brat­ing the mas­ter­ful works of our paint out artists as we bring the 2014 Win­ter Park Paint Out to a close. Meet the artists from this year’s event and see the entire exhi­bi­tion. For ticket infor­ma­tion, click here or con­tact the Polasek Museum at (407) 647‑6294.


Free Paint­ing Demon­stra­tions


Mon­day, April 21
10:00 to 12:00 Noon
Oil Paint­ing Demo

Hai-Ou Hou — “Expres­sivism 101”
Have you ever liked a paint­ing but you weren’t sure why? What the viewer sees on the can­vas trans­lates into an emo­tion.  Using expres­sive brush work, tex­ture, and a focus on color, you’ll learn how to cre­ate an excit­ing paint­ing that evokes strong emo­tions in this non-traditional approach. This is not for the timid!  Your paint­ings will not only be seen, but will get loud enough to be heard!  Look out!

Tues­day, April 22
10:00 to 12:00 Noon
Oil Paint­ing Demo

Tom Brad­shaw — “Cap­tur­ing Strong Color with
a Lim­ited Pal­let”

Less is more! Under­stand the prop­er­ties of color value, tem­per­a­ture, and sat­u­ra­tion by using a lim­ited palette of warm and cool. You’ll learn how to pri­or­i­tize what you’re see­ing as you focus on color rela­tion­ships and har­mony. Even though it seems coun­ter­in­tu­itive, this method can be a more effi­cient way of paint­ing and can even result in more color-rich paint­ings.

Tues­day, April 22
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Oil Paint­ing Demo

Steve Andrews - “Paint­ing Mood in Plein Air”
As painters, some­times we are more con­cerned with get­ting an accu­rate like­ness of the sub­ject and for­get about express­ing emo­tional con­tent. How­ever, most suc­cess­ful paint­ings are about com­mu­ni­cat­ing an idea or a feel­ing about some­thing, not just pho­to­graphic dupli­ca­tion.  Any­one with enough time can cre­ate an accu­rate like­ness, but why did you paint it?  What is your emo­tional con­nec­tion with the sub­ject and how do you com­mu­ni­cate that? These are the sub­jects explored in this demo, as you watch first­hand.

Wednes­day, April 23
10:00 to 12:00 Noon
Water­color Demo

Cather­ine Hillis — “Sim­pli­fy­ing a Com­plex Scene”
When start­ing a paint­ing, it’s easy to look at your sub­ject mat­ter or view and feel over­whelmed.  There’s an extra­or­di­nary amount of detail, objects, and com­plex­ity to cap­ture.  Learn how to sim­plify your design and cut out the noisy details to the essence of the paint­ing.  Watch the artist block in the ini­tial com­po­si­tion of the paint­ing based on the sim­ple shapes of darks, lights and mid­dle val­ues. Keep it sim­ple and make it work!

Thurs­day, April 24
10:00 to 12:00 Noon
Oil Paint­ing Demo

Natalia Andreeva — “Color in Shad­ows”
Think shad­ows are all black?  Think again! Learn how to see the color in shad­ows while doing a plein air por­trait. You’ll begin to see that shad­ows con­tain high­lights and the most unex­pected hues, such as crim­sons, pur­ples and vio­lets. Con­sider the shad­ows to be part of the com­po­si­tion just as much a part of the scene as the fig­ure. No color should be excluded when paint­ing shad­ows!

Fri­day, April 25
10:00 to 12:00 Noon
Oil Paint­ing Demo

Bill Farnsworth — “Fig­ures in a Land­scape”
Paint­ing the fig­ure and paint­ing the land­scape out­doors are equally chal­leng­ing tasks. In plein air we have the added dif­fi­culty of cap­tur­ing a like­ness and the light quickly. This demon­stra­tion will teach you how to suc­cess­fully arrange a model in a gar­den set­ting and work out­ward from the focal point using good shapes, val­ues and edges. The result is a com­po­si­tion where nat­ural color, anatomy, light, and the envi­ron­ment are balanced.


Other Spe­cial Events

Paint Out Wel­come Recep­tion (Artists, Patrons, Spon­sors)
Mon­day April 21 — 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Help us wel­come this year’s artists dur­ing a pri­vate, catered event at the Polasek Museum.  This is a great oppor­tu­nity to meet and talk to artists about their work and their plans for the upcom­ing event.  Please con­tact the Polasek Museum at (407) 647‑6294 for more infor­ma­tion about becom­ing a Paint Out Patron or Spon­sor.

Sun­set “Paint-In” — Winter Park Rac­quet Club on Lake Mait­land
Wednes­day April 23 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The pub­lic is invited to join us as Paint Out Artists gather on the shore of Lake Mait­land at the Win­ter Park Rac­quet Club. There we’ll cap­ture a beau­ti­ful Florida sun­set, then take a break from the week’s activ­i­ties. Come share the vista with us and watch as these out­stand­ing artists cre­ate a sun­set mem­ory on can­vas.  A cash-only bar and buf­fet will be avail­able to non-members, so please make an evening of it!  The Win­ter Park Rac­quet Club is located at 2111 Via Tus­cany, Win­ter Park. Tele­phone: 407.644.2226.

WPPO - Sunset Paint-In

Artists, Patrons and Spon­sors Din­ner
Thurs­day April 24 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The Polasek Board of Trustees hosts a casual evening meal for Sil­ver and Gold Level Patrons, Spon­sors and Artists.  Join us for this mid-week repast and a unique oppor­tu­nity to talk to our artists about their work.  Please con­tact the Polasek Museum at (407) 647‑6294 for more infor­ma­tion about becom­ing a Paint Out Patron or Spon­sor.