DATE/TIME: January 23 - 25, 2015 Friday 6:30 - 9pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am – 5:30pm
When we look at the books on a person’s shelf we get a glimpse into their life story. On my shelf you’ll find lots of art books, gardening, travel, classical literature books, a good summer beach read and more. In a still life, books become a part of the narrative, visual cues of the story line. In this workshop we’ll look at how to set up compelling narrative still life including books and something living, like a beautiful little house wren or fluttering moth to add “life” to our composition. Then work through the steps of building a realistic painting in oil or acrylic.
Setting up our still life
Michelle’s demo of the compositional sketch and block in on canvas
Students work on their sketch for transferring to canvas on Saturday
Transfer sketch to canvas
Acrylic Under painting block in
Michelle’s demo how to create convincing 3D forms on a 2D surface using the color tiling technique.
Paint, Paint, Paint!!! Michelle will spend time with each student throughout the remainder of the day giving individualized assistance.
Michelle’s demo on the final layer and glazing techniques.
We’ll spend the remainder of the day finishing up our paintings.
Michelle will alternate between spending time with individual students and working on the demo painting so students can take a break and see the process.
Most supplies are available at Art Spot for 10% off. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class.
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(choose your medium- Oils or Acrylics)
Acrylics everyone must have (Oil painters too):