Friday, May 27, 2011

July 15 - 17, 2011 - NJ Painting Workshop!!!

In this class we will cover every topic a student needs enjoy the painting process. We begin with canvas and brush selection, toning or not toning the canvas, and palette choices. Further topics covered are: How to set up the painting, composition, what to paint first, color coordination and harmony, background selection, drawing with paint, seeing the proper values, alla-prima vs glazing, the finer details, checking angles vs measuring, getting personality into your painting, the tricks of the trade, and the finishing touches.
Because every student in class is at a different point in their painting journey, the class is structured so that if one feels they are confident in a topic being discussed they can work on their painting until a topic they are interested in comes up. There are several demos throughout the class including: A drawing demo, Painting Alla-Prima, Glazing techniques and materials, and a short but thorough demo on color and how to use it. Personal instruction is given several times to each student throughout each day.

Although there are many things to go over in a short period of time, the goal of this class is to give the student the proper tools to make painting fun and interesting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pear Demo

6 x 12, Oil on gesso panel. This is the first of a series of step by step demonstrations I am planning on various fruits and vegetables. The first step is a drawing painted with the brush in Burnt Umber and White. The middle step is the end of the first sitting, painted wet into wet. The last step is the finished pear, with a bit of glazing and added highlights.

This painting is SOLD but if you would like a painting of a pear done like this(or any  piece of fruit) Please send me an email.