Your Ah Haa Moment: “A Day with Oils”

Your Ah Haa Moment: “A Day with Oils”

[click “Play” to hear Julee Hutchison on her art]

The pearl Telluride local Julee Hutchison paints in oils on canvas with loose, open brushstrokes. Her focus is almost always the Big Picture, as she creates valentines to broad, open vistas and little corners of the world, although her landscapes are unmistakably American. Even in her portraits, the artist remains at one cool remove to take in and reflect the whole package, mining poetry from a smile or the tilt of a shoulder. Hutchison, however, is not strictly speaking a realist. She takes liberties with color to add punch or direct the eye of her viewer.

In Telluride, Hutchison is part of the Telluride Gallery of Fine Arts’ outstanding stable of artists. She is also a regular instructor at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, where next week, on Thursday, March 11, she is teaching a one-day intensive, 10 a.m – 3 p.m., in oil painting for all levels. The focus is on a costumed figure. The lessons includes values, color, edges, shape relationships and the principles of the human form.

For further information click the “play” button and listen to Hutchison’s podcast.

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