Special Feature! Class #1 of 4 will be held at the Sargent Exhibition at the MFA,H!
March 18 class will meet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where, together as a class, we will enjoy the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors. You will receive further info about this first class by email after you sign up. Admission ticket to this incredible exhibition may be obtained at museum entrances or online. Read all about the exhibition here: http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/john-singer-sargent-watercolors/
Be inspired by the stunning work of Sargent as we meet for classes #2-4 at WAS-H and investigate his methods and look closely at his style. We will try our hand at painting parts of his many subjects and eventually attempt to put some of his brilliant methods to work on our own favorite painting subjects.
Exhibition catalog is available at the MFA,H bookstore and is not required but strongly recommended as a textbook for this class.
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