Capturing Radiant Light and Color in Oil Painting The Impressionists discovered the science of how light and color appear in the world and how artists can recreate it in a natural way...

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Comment by Diane Overcash on October 7, 2012 at 3:09pm


Thanks for posting the interview with Susan Sarback. It looks like you had a great time and learned a lot. I had heard that she is an excellent teacher.

Best wishes,


Comment by Boca PETE on October 7, 2012 at 1:36pm

So Diane Overcash, I missed you at Susan Sarback's Light and Color Workshop Oct 1-5, 2012.


This link leads one to an interesting interview with Susan Sarback. She superbly taught the LIGHT & COLOR workshop in Cary, NC this past week




Our last 2 hours Friday was a teacher critique of the week's paintings (up to 3 each of the 18 attendees). I posted mine here. I also photographed each of the works of other participants. They used the painting process and full palette Susan Sarback taught. The results were positively stunning! The viewer gets a real sense of the light and shade and weather conditions in each vibrant picture. And the paintings by Susan Sarback shown in class as examples were positively magnificent from my viewpoint!

I give this workshop the highest possible recommendation for those students interested in making beautiful pictures that depict how light and color create form in landscapes and still lifes. Check out Susan's 2013 Workshop schedule at her website if you or others here are interested in learning an excellent painting process in the impressionist style of the Cape Cod School founded by Henry Hensche.

Comment by Boca PETE on June 1, 2012 at 9:36am

Hi Diane, I would not procrastinate in reserving a slot in the October Cary, NC Susan Sarback workshop.  I attempted to sign up for her May Charleston, SC workshop last minute and there were not slots available. I'll look forward to meeting you there unless our paths cross before then.

Comment by Diane Overcash on June 1, 2012 at 7:17am

Hi Pete, thanks for the mention of Susan's workshop in Cary.  Now, I want to go.

Comment by Boca PETE on May 31, 2012 at 4:58pm

I've watched all of Susan Sarback's videos and have read her book.  She clearly communicates the principles of painting the light key and color methods of the Cape Cod School. I highly recommend Susan's book and videos to those interested in trying to paint under the Cape Cod School method. I'm looking forward with excitement to benefiting from attending Susan's Cary, NC workshop this fall.  

Comment by Diane Overcash on April 8, 2012 at 2:44pm

For those of you who are interested in Hawthorn and Henche, Susan Sarback is one of many artists who studied with Henche.

Comment by Diane Overcash on April 8, 2012 at 2:43pm

For those of you who are interested in Hawthorne and Henche, Susan Sarbach is another of many who studied with Henche.

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