Thursday, November 3, 2011

December Art Workshops in Beaufort and Charleston

I will be teaching 2 workshops while in Charleston in December.... a Painting the Landscape Workshop in Oil and Pastel in Charleston, and an evening pastel workshop, Drawing in Color, in Beaufort. Hope to see you there!

Painting the Landscape in Oil and Pastel 
at The Artists' Loft, Charleston, SC 

Friday/Saturday, December 2nd/3rd
9:00-4, Friday/ 9:00-3 Saturday

Intensive, fun workshop for those artists with some experience working in oil or pastel. Students will work on the fundamentals of how to create a more dynamic painting by making more interesting compositions, learning to use "value" more effectively, and using color in exciting ways to make a big impact. Learn methods of planning your painting from choosing subject matter to editing reference photos, to how to critique your own paintings. There will be lots of individual instruction and demos throughout the workshop. Questions? email Susan at

Tuition fee: *Early registration by Nov. 15th, $190.
pay after Nov. 15th, $210
Call the Artists' Loft School to register :   843 637-4229
see website for more info: www.theartistsloftschool
Supply lists for workshop:
for pastel painters: Supply list for pastel painters
for oil painters: Supply List for Oil painters

Drawing in Color/ Introduction to Pastel
at ArtLofts, Beaufort, SC
December 6,7,8, 2011

A 3-session introductory course exploring this vibrant medium. Working with still-life and the landscape genres, students will explore the fundamentals of composition, value, and color in soft pastels. 
No experience with pastels necessary, although some drawing or painting experience is helpful. 
Professional pastel supplies will be available for a $15 additional fee; a supply list will be provided upon registration
Tuition fee is $210 for the 3 sessions. *Early registration discount of $20 will be given for those paid in full by November 15th
To register, please send check for full amount to the following address:
If postmarked by Nov 15th, $190.
If postmarked after Nov 15th, $210
Susan Mayfield c/o William Mayfield
212 Wandolea Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Classes will be held at the Art Lofts in downtown Beaufort, SC, 208-B Carteret St, 843 410-8815
For more information, email Susan at:, or see Art Lofts website:
Please look at the Suggested Supply List and bring the following. Don't go out and buy a bunch of expensive pastel supplies until you know you want to pursue study of the medium....You can use my pastels and paper for $15, or buy your own  : Supply List for Pastel Workshop

Pastel Supply List

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 2011 Cover, Colorado Central Magazine

Thanks to Colorado Central Magazine for putting my pastel painting on the cover this month!

This is the mock-up for the September issue. Mike Rosso, editor of Colorado Central, asked to use "September, Nathrop", to complement the article on vintage campers, and old campgrounds here in Colorado.

I did this pastel "en plein air", painting on location in the community of Nathrop, a few miles from Salida.

Pastel Demo, from the Archives!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Oils

Cold Front, October oil

Mesa in Morning Light, oil

Hollyhocks, oil

Monarch Park, above

Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Opening at the Fritz

Actually, it is more of an Art Closing!
Wednesday, July 27th

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Art Show at the Fritz

Recent Paintings ....
at The Fritz, Salida, CO

on display through July

Twin Lakes, September, oil

Paintings at the Fritz

Mesa, Early Morning

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Paintings at Bay St. Gallery, Beaufort, SC

Here is one of my new oils hanging at Bay St. Gallery in Beaufort, SC...."Cold Front"

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beaufort Workshop in May


Edition 3
May 2011

You may reach us by the Port Republic Entrance or down ArtLofts Alley off Carteret Street

Current Classes

"Making a Better Painting" Susan Mayfield, instructor

May 19th & 20th

Draw What You "See" Pam Hagan, instructor

Begins May 24th - June 28th

Future Classes

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and details at

Coming this Summer


with Laura Bricker

Coming in August



Instructor: Mary Segars

Coming in the Fall

Linda Sheppard's classes resume


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Susan Mayfield painting

"Making a Better Painting"

Instructor: Susan Mayfield

Thursday/Friday, May 19th & 20th

Cost: $195

A two-day workshop for pastel, oil, and acrylic painters, exploring ways of making a more dynamic painting. This is a workshop for students with some painting experience.

From choosing your subject to paint, to discovering how to critique your own work, learn how to make your paintings stand out from the crowd wherever you are in your art journey.

Through specific painting exercises, learn to edit and simplify to develop more interesting compositions, learn to use values to your advantage, and make your paintings pop with effective use of color temperature and contrasting color.

Workshop and classes will be held at Art Lofts, in Beaufort, SC. Size will be limited to ensure lots of individual instruction.

Students are registered when full payment is received.

Make checks payable to:

Susan Mayfield c/o Bill Mayfield

212 Wandolea Dr.

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

For more info: 843 327-4193, or email


New Oils

Monday, February 7, 2011

Columbia, SC, Workshop Demo

"River and Clouds" pastel, Susan Mayfield

What a great workshop in Columbia this past weekend! Monsoon-like outside, but lots of energy inside...Did this pastel as a demo...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pastel Classes in Mt. Pleasant, SC February 7-8th, 2011

Early Morning, January pastel by Susan Mayfield

I will be teaching Introduction to Pastel classes at Karen's Korner Gallery, in Mt. Pleasant. Monday-Tuesday evening, Feb 7th/8th, from 4-7pm...These will be classes tailored to those who have drawn or painted sometime in the past, and would like to explore the world of pastel.

There will be 2 classes.....the fee is 160. The class size will be small to ensure lots of individual instruction.

Pastel supplies will be available for a fee of $15 for the two classes for those who don't have supplies.

Please email me at for more info...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Making a Better Painting Workshop in Columbia, SC

Sign up for my workshop next month!! email me for more info...