Learning to See

Exploring Abstract Composition

Artist Talk & Demo with Jenny Nelson

Ready to improve your abstract painting? In this lecture and demo, I’ll explore how we navigate, enter and exit a painting. I will discuss how you can solve practical problems, ultimately teaching you to become better at "seeing" compositional cues. You’ll discover:

  • Tools to train your eye
  • How to direct the viewers gaze, using value and contrast
  • How to create balance, rhythm and direction in your painting

Plus, I’ll demonstrate a simple tool that can sharpen your response to compositional arrangements — a kind of "brain teaser" for evaluating shapes in space. And there will be a Q&A at the end!

Join me for this FREE live discussion via Zoom:

Tuesday, April 16th @ 1:00pm ET

Can't make the date? Register anyway and I'll send you the replay! Sign up below...

— Jenny

About Jenny

Jenny Nelson is a painter and arts educator. She attended Maine College of Art in Portland Maine, and is a graduate of Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. She has been living in the Hudson Valley for over two decades, including a Residency at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony from 2004-08. She has taught classes and workshops at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Woodstock School of Art, the Nantucket Artists Association, and Lubin House, through Syracuse University.  Jenny has been exhibiting for many years nationally and regionally including, Tria Gallery, Manhattan, NY; Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY. She has guided thousands of students to expand their skills in abstract painting through her workshops and online courses.