Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I recently read a wonderful little prose that keeps running through my mind.
Monday, March 2, 2009
“Adding Drama to Your Still Life”
Oil Painting Classes
Beginner to Intermediate
Jaffrey Civic Center
Thursdays, Mar. 19- Apr. 23
6 week session: $150
Week by week: $35/class.Call 532-6527 to register
Each class will start with a fun and fast “eye opener painting” – a quick sketch to help wake up our observational skills and get our creative juices flowing. Get ready to look hard and paint fast!
In addition to our eye opener, we will have a specific topic of study each day. I’ll talk briefly about a learning point related to still life painting.
You’ll get right to work on your own painting, and at some point, I’ll offer a short demo for those who are interested.
The last class will end with individual critiques of the work you’ve done, and you may also bring in work from home to discuss.
Learning Point: What’s the Big Idea Anyway? Concept.
Demo: Getting Started. Blocking in the Shapes.
Learning Point. Going With the Flow. Keeping a Unified Light Source
Demo: The Anatomy of a Shadow
Learning Point: On the Level. Remembering perspective.
Demo: Painting grapes vs. painting apples.
Learning Point: Take a Hike: Creating a journey into your painting.
Demo: Painting glass
Learning Point. When Losing It is a Good Thing: Edge quality
Demo: Painting metal.
Learning Point: When It’s Just Not Working. How to troubleshoot your painting.
"An Early Start". I wanted to capture the feeling of that sparkling morning light, as these riders head out for what looks like an especially pleasant ride. I wish I was right there, but instead, am looking out the window at about a foot and a half of new snow, with wind chills below zero.