Big and Bold
Flowers, Et Cetera
May 1, 2019
It has become a bit of a tradition to do a flowers class in May to celebrate "April showers bringing May flowers". In keeping with tradition we will do big bold flowers again this year. I will do demos in watercolor but you may bring other mediums to work in if you wish. We will be doing some paint behind techniques so be sure if you are working in acrylic or oil bring transparent colors, ZINC WHITE and plenty of medium to mix with. (If in doubt about transparency of the color look on the tube it should tell you in very fine print) If you are still not sure email me and I can tell you. If you are not into flowers bring some slightly abstracted articles such as buildings, sailboats, bugs, animals that are light in color to work from.
If you want to see some negative painting examples look up Brenda Swenson or Linda Kemp.
Wednesday May 1, 2019
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Trinity Arts Guild
we will break for lunch you may brown bag or go out
May 29, 2019
Our Figurative Abstract class is coming up very soon. Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 9:30 am. The morning will be filled with short discussion and an organized class project. The afternoon will be open for each student to interpret what we have covered in their own project. In preparation please look up the following artists on the web to get an idea of where we are going with this class.....Historically: Pablo Piccaso, Elaine and Wilhelm De Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Edvard Munch, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse and Rene Margritte. Also, political cartoons are a good idea source. Though not all these artists are considered abstract artists please note how each one approaches the human or animal figure as something other than a direct "realistic" representation of the figure. Also, look up some of these contemporary artists working with partially abstracted approach to figurative art. Jylian Gustlin, Alex Katz, Shelby McQuilkin, George Condo, Robert Burridge, Pamela Sunstrum, Ryan Hewett, Becky Kolsrud, Gregory Calibey and Mark Demsteader.
For this class we will interpret figurative loosely, you may do either the human figure, any animal, bird, reptile or insect as your "figure" on your individual project. I will provide the subject matter for our morning project you will need to bring your surface to work on.
Please bring with you to class a sketch book , the paints and brushes of you choice. (any medium) You may work on any of the following surfaces: Watercolor paper, illustration board, Yupo, hardboard, or canvas. If you want to use Watercolor on surfaces other than Watercolor paper please pre-treat the surface to prepare it for Watercolor prior to class. I prefer you work on larger surfaces 15 x 22 wc paper (half sheet) or 16 x 20 canvas or hard board. Please nothing smaller than 12 x 16. In addition you may bring some collage or found items to add to your piece or prep the surface with an "under-painting" of collage prior to class. If you need photo's to help you get shapes correct feel free to bring those but we will not be doing figures that are fully realistic. Please do not plan to come to class and copy your photos.