August 18 (Tu) Time: 6pm – 9pm
Fee: $25 ($15 excl. critique) and include wine and light appetizers. Space is limited to 20 participants. Bring your painting in any medium for constructive critique and have fun meeting other artists and friends.
PAINTING LOOSE AND EXPRESSIVE
- Day 1 – Painting from a still life arrangement of everyday objects.
- Day 2 – Painting from an array of plants, flowers etc.
- A group critique for everyone’s benefit will finish the day.
- Space is limited to 12 participants.
- Some working knowledge of painting would be helpful.
- I suggest using a relatively simplified palette of colors.
The importance of practicing Still Life:
“Many of the problems that arise when painting landscapes can be solved by Still Life practice. Along with improving your knowledge of drawing, you learn the mixing and handling of your paint and brushes.
Every type of texture can be studied by a careful selection of the objects to be painted. Silk, with its hard, shining lights, and the heavy, dull, absorbent quality of velvet can be observed as they form the draped background of your subject.
Flowers, fruit, and vegetables abound with both obvious and subtle color. Books, lamps, furniture… everything found in your home can be incorporated into leasing subjects.
The important thing is that all these vital ingredients of successful painting can be studied and solved leisurely.
Then, when you paint outdoors and the effects are fleeting, you will be better prepared to cope with them, having had some technical experience.”
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