Carson offers painting workshop on perspective in March

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011

“Snow at Howard Gap” by Jim Carson

Saluda artist Jim Carson will offer an oil or acrylic painting workshop Friday – Sunday, March 11 – 13, titled “Getting Perspective Right in order to Paint Fast and Loose.”

Carson will be joined by Chris Sherry, an AIA architect from Atlanta, where he teaches perspective at Johns Creek Art Center and Quinlan Visual Art Center.

Carson says learning perspective is critical for painting loose, because it provides the confidence to be bold with your strokes.

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Sherry will conduct the first day of the workshop, which will be all drawing, and Carson will teach the application of these drawing skills in the last two days.

The workshop will be held in Carson’s studio, located above the Saluda Grade Café, in Saluda.

Carson will do daily demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be a critique of the day’s work at the end of each day, by both Carson and Sherry.

The cost of the workshop includes lunch each day, catered by the Saluda Grade Café.

The full 2011 Jim Carson Workshop schedule is:

Feb. 24 – 26 “Painting Fast and Loose,” Lake Wales, Fl.

March 11 – 13 “Getting Perspective Right,” Saluda.

May 26 – 28 “Painting Fast and Loose,” Cashiers, N.C.

June 2 – 4 “Painting Fast and Loose,” Saluda.

Oct. 13 – 15 “Color/Getting it Right,” Cashiers, N.C.

Oct. 27 – 29 “Color/Getting it Right,” Saluda.

For more information, contact Carson at 828-749-3702, visit or email