Finding Your Inner Voice

Todd A. Williams – 3 Day Painting Workshop

Monday, July 15 – Wednesday, July 17
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • The examination of Finding Your Inner Voice; will be explored in squinting, design, value control, color control, edges, paint manipulation, variety/unity.
  • Learn from the “Turn of the Century Masters” how to transform your paintings into Museum Quality – Works of Art!
  • Benefit from learning how to condition your paint and produce the Alla Prima approach of painting. (Thin to Thick) (Wet into Wet).
  • Add the skill of creating your own painting panels, dating back to Richard Schmid’s proven method of creating texture and movement in making your own painting supports.
  • Oil or Preferred Medium
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Instructor Demonstrations
  • Individual Critiques
  • Discussions and lots of individual attention
  • All levels are welcome

Todd will teach his step by step method of painting the landscape in oil. He will discuss how to choose and crop the photo. He will focus first on initial placement and geometry of the major features on the canvas; setting the values by designing the shadow and light patterns; adding the colors, modeling fine details, checking edges to sharpen or soften as needed; finally the consolidation phase adding final touches to complete the painting.

The typical first day of the workshop starts with slide show presentation (I have a power point projector that I will bring) and studying several 20th century masters work in the morning. Followed by a painting demonstration in the afternoon where he will demonstrate and discuss his step by step process for painting a landscape from photos.

The second day each student will start their own painting following the seven step method demonstrated. Todd will work with each student individually to assist them understanding and utilizing his process.

On the third day, Todd will again do a demonstration, but this time he will paint only the first step and stop. The students will also paint the first step on their canvases and stop; then Todd will paint the second step and so on. Each student follows along in the same fashion with Todd demonstrating each step and then stopping to let the students catch up on their own painting.

The workshop will end with a final group critique.

This workshop will be great for all skill levels and medias.

Dates: Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17.

Location: The ANA Gallery@RXH – 121 W. Walnut St, Rogers, AR

Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $400 for ANA members and $450 for non-members.


See the materials & supply list on the Registration page.

About Todd Williams

Todd A. Williams was born in Central City, Nebraska. After high school he attended Columbus – CCC, graduating with an Associate of Fine Arts Degree, before transferring to the Kansas City Art Institute, graduating with a BFA.

Todd’s work has been exhibited across the US in gallery, museum and invitational exhibitions, including the Museum of Western Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Mountain Oyster Club, Nebraska State Museum, Stuhr Museum, Gallery 1516, Gilcrease Museum, Great Plains Art Museum, Richmond Art Museum, Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, Art Museum of Lafayette, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, The Maynard Dixon Museum, Evansville Museum of Arts, and the Oil Painters of America and Impressionists Society National Exhibitions where he has been honored with the prestigious status of a Signature Member in both.

“Todd’s work is uniquely impressive with an immense impact. There is superb atmospherics in the epic subject and view, and his paintings are full of delicate details.”
San Francisco gallery owner John Pence