PAINT ABSTRACTS IN OIL
New Workshop! This amazing studio painting workshop will yield several exciting abstracts over a 2 day period. Learn to create one or a series of comtemporary abstracts while investigating various color ways, and muliple techniques to create various finishes. Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to abstract painting. Discussions and lectures on basic concept and composition, blocking in, use of line, shape, positive/negative, layering/subtracting, texture and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork you painting). Discussions will include what to think about in creating abstract work and how to investigate various techniques and styles. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own.
Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. After a brief morning intro and adequate time to mix and set up the palette, Douglas will demo a small series of abstracts and will discuss his thoughts on finding your voice in your abstract work. Much time will be allowed for individual discussion and review in a systematic rotation. Depending on the skill level of each student, students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Plan to produce a series of abstracts in this timeframe. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
Class supply list:
Douglas will offer a “BASIC PAINT KIT” which includes all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. Price $150., while supplies last. Please reserve your kit when registering.
Or you can bring these supplies...(these are not absolute, just my way of getting to a good result)
Canvases- Quantity: 2-3 5"x7", 2-3 8"x10", 2-3 10"x20" or 12"x16" or 16"x20" (or whatever size desired for larger paintings)
Please prime all canvas with a thin coat of thinned down Cad Red light and white to make a pink or light red tone on canvas (acrylic is fine to tone canvas).
Douglas has a “suitcase of supplies” he brings along, it includes some recommended books, and some supplies in case a few students need a few items that are forgotten.
Class Tentative Outline:
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