Explore innovative ways to guarantee a loose, gestural watermedia style. The class will cover techniques to assist you in applying the Masters’ styles to your own resource photos. This month we will paint florals, still life & interiors, and botanicals. (This class is similar to the January class, with different subjects.) Schedule includes 4 sessions
07 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
14 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
21 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
28 Feb 2017, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
Trying a new paper with Matisse as my muse. (paper review, below)
Shizen paper has a very rough, hand-pulled quality. What sets it apart is the way it is sized both internally and on the surface. Thus it allows generous amounts of lifting, almost unheard of for a rough, hand-pulled paper. Nice!
It is fun to pull out painting exercises from past years and get them ready for the Art Fair next weekend! I remember this from a painting class when we looked at reflection, plus the challenges of those transparent layers of onion.
In class today (Impressionism/Post Impressionism) we looked at edges. One of the most important aspects of a painting is the way one object sits against the next in your picture. We are attempting to work fast but be mindful of having a wide variety of edges to hold the viewer’s interest, including “lost and found” edges. My students “got it”! We only had 1/2 hour to grab small objects and compose with our brush; no time to waste! My result:
“Every new painting is like throwing myself into the water without knowing how to swim.” – Édouard Manet. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." – Vincent Van Gogh