A new workshop , "Nature in the Abstract"
to be held Sunday, October 19th, 1 to 4 pm
The Pence Gallery, Davis, California
212 D Street
please RSVP by October 17th
"Nature in the Abstract" is an explorative workshop on finding inspiration for abstracts based on the shapes and patterns of nature. We select images to work from, develop the ideas and then create and complete small paintings from the abstracted shapes.
The workshop starts with a demonstration of acrylic painting techniques, which are key to painting with acrylic. Then we create abstract paintings on panel with the acrylic - - a very flexible and spontaneous painting medium. Guidance, instruction, all paints, prepared panels and papers, tools, and misc. supplies are all provided - students only need to bring synthetic watercolor brushes and paper towels. You'll finish this workshop with small paintings, ready to hang. Please wear clothing appropriate for painting. On Sundays, the day of the workshop there is free parking downtown.
Acrylic painting lends itself to experimentation, fast learning and spontaneity!
Have you asked these typical painter's questions, or wanted these goals for your paintings:
- where can I get inspiration for abstract paintings? what do I do with an idea once I know what my inspiration is?
- how do I choose what colors to place next to each other? how can I achieve more sophisticated color?
- how do I paint more loosely? I want to be more fresh
- how do I keep my acrylic paintings from looking so hard-edged and 'plastic-ey'?
- how can I get away from using those expensive acrylic mediums?
My new softcover book by the same title, Nature in the Abstract can be previewed, by request. Doubleclick the contact link below.
Color mixing in opaque paints
Acrylic paints as an opaque paint, as well as a transparent watermedia
Lots of techniques! these were developed from my unique favorites!
Design and composition in painting in a short discussion and implemented while painting
Please contact me * H E R E* if you have questions
Comments from my students, and Administrator, from a past acrylic painting class at the Folsom Art Center, Fall 2010:
"Students raved about her technique, skills and knowledge"
"Curriculum was well thought out and easy to understand"
"Every evaluation received from her students had the highest marks in every category. She left a lasting impression on the Folsom Art Center"