A day for painting

Bob Ross technique taught in classes

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It was Flor Jurado's second painting class, and she already has two paintings to show for it.

When you use the Bob Ross wet-on-wet technique, those are the results you get, the class's instructor Sharon Stehle said.

"It was so fun to learn something that you can whip out in a day," Stehle said about learning to oil paint.

Stehle, a Craig resident and certified Bob Ross wet-on-wet instructor, is now teaching classes by reservation at KS Kreations, 523 Yampa Ave.

Bob Ross, an American painter, was most famous for his television show "The Joy of Painting."

Stehle dabbled in art for most of her life, applying paint to various mediums, but never settling down on one particular method.

After retiring, Stehle decided she was going to do something she had always wanted to do: teach oil painting.

Following an intensive one-month training in Florida, she was set.

One of her students, Kassie Dilldine, painted a mountain scene during her second class with Stehle on Saturday.

"When you first think about it, you think, 'I could never do that,'" Dilldine said. "But it's a lot easier than you think."

Stehle said during the first few classes she focuses on the basics: how to hold the brush, different ways to create a stroke, colors and shading.

"There are so many little technique things," she said.

But that doesn't stop them from producing.

"These girls will leave with a finished painting," Stehle said.

Right now, Stehle's classes are small, and she wants to keep them that way.

"I want to give as much individual attention as I can," she said.

She is looking for more students to teach at different times.

To sign up, contact Stehle at 824, 9397, Sandi Mansfield at 824-2151 or stop by KS Kreations.

John Henry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or jhenry@craigdailypress.com.

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