How to paint FAST and GOOD – a 3-hour online workshop with Henry Tian
Hello all! My name is Henry Tian and I am a professional oil painter working in the tradition of realism. I display at Art 1274 Hollis gallery. I am excited to offer an online workshop where I will show you how to simplify your subject so that you can capture the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. (The examples shown here – my son and the owl, were each painted in just 1.5 hours). Now, this is not about speed at all. It’s about developing your ability and skill to see the important visual elements that make up your subject and capture them with your paint. The speed and efficiency of how I paint is only a by-product of how I see and what I know. And I want to share that with you in this online workshop.
You will learn:
– How to use your peripheral vision to get the gestalt of your subject before the details
– How to see shapes abstractly instead of concretely
– How to see the transition between any two shapes (a key for realism)
– How to mix any color in the visual world with a basic 12-color palette
– How to make your brushstrokes effective and interesting (no more aimless dabbing, I have been there…)
– How to use the above knowledge in a painting
The structure and detail of the workshop is as follows:
– 3-hour online video session over Skype ( you can ask me questions live as I go)
– First hour is a discussion of key concepts and techniques in oil painting
– Second hour is a demo with commentaries
– Third hour is finishing the demo and group discussion
– When: Saturday September 19th, 2-5pm (video replay will be provided afterwards so you can watch it over and over again if needed)
– Fee: $33 (e-transfer is the preferred method of payment)
Bonus: I will send you the real-time video of how I painted my son and the owl, each in 1.5 hours only, so you can watch every step of my process. You can even watch these videos before the workshop so you can ask specific questions during the actual workshop.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register! Thank you.
Henry Tian, figurative artist based in Halifax, NS.
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/c/DecompressArt
Represented by: Art 1274 Hollis Gallery
1274 Hollis St, Halifax NS B3J 1T6