Workshops: composition and portraiture - Kelowna, BC, Feb 24, 25, 26
|Creating Dynamic Compositions|
|Painting the Alla Prima Portrait|
A well-composed painting is one in which the eye moves easily and fluidly, pausing and exploring, finding the intended focal area, but never slamming to a halt or - perish the thought - drifting out of the picture altogether along some unintended shape. And maybe 1 in 1000 photos are strong enough to need no redesigning to make them into good painting references. So, for the other 999 photos that you'd like to paint, I'm offering a 1-day composition workshop through the Federation of Canadian Artists in Kelowna, BC in February.
This will be a rigorous and fun workshop that is open to any medium, and that uses your own photos as the starting point for exploring successful composition.
I'll follow this with a 2-day alla prima portrait workshop which will be done from life. Working from a model, oil and acrylic painters will learn a logical, shape-based approach to painting a portrait. We'll address proportion, mixing skin colours, and layering wet-in-wet. This is a stand-alone workshop, but there's a lot to be gained by taking the composition workshop first.
I hope you'll join me. These workshops are designed to give you a lot to think about and apply to your own painting practise, no matter what your usual subject matter.
To register, please contact the Federation of Canadian Artists Central Okanangan Chapter