PAINTING TULIPS AND LILACS IN OIL
Celebrating Spring, the class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting still lifes of Tulips and Lilacs. Dynamic compositions with arrangements that are elegant and sophisticated, casual and relaxed while all keeping a bold direction will be the focus for this 2 day workshop. Includes interesting and memorable discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow: and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation for your painting, whether a beginner or seasoned professional.
After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class, gets students mixing colors and preparing to paint. Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend how this preparation makes the painting process a little simpler and gets a working understanding of the value/strings of color. Students will work from still life photos Douglas provides that include Tulips and Lilacs.
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 begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Douglas will be able to assist students with mixing and will review individual students a few times during each session or set up. Plan to produce several studies and at least one or two larger more finished paintings, depending on skill level. 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. A small informal group show on easels in our class will end the class on a high note as we share our accomplishments in this condensed time of study. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going over the 2 days of the workshop.
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)
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:
Douglas will help each student as much as possible as time permits. Class is limited to 9 students.
$350. per person for two days
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