Florals in February
March 5, 2023

What better way to spend a Friday evening in February than watching a floral painting demo by Richie Carter? While many know Richie for his stunning landscape artwork, he also forays into the floral still life genre—and with great success.


During the second weekend in February, we hosted Richie in our Whitefish gallery for a demo and workshop. Our gallery space was transformed for the weekend, with twelve students and their easels arced around a table filled with beautiful blooms from local florist Mum’s Flowers. The arrangements included roses, anemones, and ranunculus.


Keep scrolling to learn more about the workshop experience and to see if you might be interested in one in the future!


Richie’s relaxed teaching style guided the students through theories on color and techniques for value, even sharing tips on how to use a paper towel—yes, a paper towel—to create their composition.

Two days of demonstrations, lectures, and one-on-one-instruction cumulated in several floral studies, a finished oil painting, and feeling of accomplishment, and hopefully a new friend or two!