Living on the Edge Workshop
When I look at a painting, I seldom give much thought to its subject matter, but I do stick my nose as close to the surface as I can and check out how the artist handles edges. If they're all the same, he or she has lost my interest, because it's in these transition areas that I believe an artist shows her painting chops.
So much can happen at the boundary of a form: a painter can lose the edge, soften the edge, catch it crisply or thickly, or modulate it from one state to another. And that's just the beginning! Working edges is like a playful dance where you can experiment, seeing how far you can push into abstraction without losing the sense of the subject matter; it's the most joyful part of the work for me.
And that's what this one-day workshop will explore: the abstract, playful potential of the edge.
If you'd like more information or to register, please contact the Federation of Canadian Artists Central Okanagan Chapter. I hope to see you on July 9th!