Two day Essential Landscape
plus one day The Painted Raven
The Painter’s Essential Landscape Class – Negative Painting
Conjure the spirit of the landscape in this innovative program. Discover secrets and strategies for interpreting and simplifying the landscape as you build your painting from the ground up with overlapping bands and interlocking shapes.
Learn negative painting strategies and the successful sequencing of opaque and transparent glazes to create a luxurious patina and gentle glow in your work.
Explore brushwork techniques for creating textures and subtle transitions of delicate tints and muted hues and how to layer lost and found edges to suggest windswept meadows and distant trees. Investigate where to use captured negatives and establish minimal hard edges to gradually bring your work into soft focus.
Whether you work on location, from your imagination or photos, you will be amazed by this elegant, alternative method of creating the landscape.
The Painted Raven – Stylized – Negative Painting With Acrylic
Ravens make ideal models for creating caricatures! The large strong beak, small eyes and dramatic poses are ideal features to exaggerate giving your bird a cantankerous attitude or comedic appearance!
We begin with a quick underpainting to establish the texture of feathers to animate the surface. The basic bird shape will emerge with negative painting layers of transparent and opaque acrylic. Emphasis will be on contrasting light and dark with a palette of black, white and one bold color. Final decorative embellishments balance the design and enhance the entertainment factor.
Receive handouts for structure, proportions and placement of forms. Bring raven photos or use the class resource material.
COST $350. Per person
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