WEEKLONG WORKSHOP: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE PAINTING
Contemporary Still Life Painting is a week-long course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.
Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish. We will also learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to create more successful paintings.
Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up. Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil - from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.
Students will create their own complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice. Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.
The workshop will meet Monday & Tuesday where artists will begin their paintings. Then the paintings will need to dry for 2 days. The workshop will resume on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There is also a Painting Challenge scheduled for Wednesday, where Cindy will demonstrate her quick-painting method working on subjects of the students’ choosing.