Join me for this immersive workshop to paint a still life of cakes and sweets, flowers and china. We will focus on working loosely, wet on wet, with a vibrant palette a la Wayne Thiebaud. Beginners welcome, supplies included.
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This workshop gives painters the opportunity to finish the painting under the guidance of an instructor. Demo's will include how to convey space, form and light through viscosity, glazing transparent pigments, and scumbling opaque pigments. Students will also be encouraged to develop a discerning eye to identify what they like about their work in order to fix what they do not like about their work. If you have a painting you would like to develop and learn new techniques on or would like to use to experiment on, this class is for you. You are welcomed to bring any painting in any style and subject from a previous class or begun in your home studio. You will learn to set an intention, keep your focus, and with a lot of personal instruction and some positive group feedback, you will bring your painting practice to a new level. Dry paintings are preferable.
Still life paintings can be full of movement when we use line to infuse our compositions with gesture, and study the fall of light. We will paint a still life of flowers, fruit, and fabric as we explore the motion that organic growth creates and utilize folded fabric to move the eye throughout our canvas.
This workshop gives painters the opportunity to finish a painting started in a previous class with any instructor (or begun in his/her own studio) under the guidance of an instructor. Demonstrations will include how to convey space, form and light through techniques including working wet on dry, wet on wet, glazing with transparent pigments, and skumbling with opaque pigments. Students will be encouraged to develop a discerning eye to assess one’s own style, message, and meaning. Congdon will help students find inspiring historical and contemporary artists to look at in order to motivate and develop their art. All subjects welcome – landscape, still life, portrait, interior, fantasy, and abstract.