Drawing to Painting: Methods of Making Paintings Derived from Drawings

Linear drawings leave a lot to the viewer’s imagination. We fill in the blank spaces with our minds and our minds can do this brilliantly. However, it is not so easy to actually render what we imagine in a painting done from the drawing.

Translating from drawing to painting requires an imaginative use of paint, of colors and of textures to retain and, perhaps, expand the vivacity of the source. In this workshop, we will explore various ways of accomplishing this. We’ll start with a drawing that you bring into class and create a series of paintings interpreting this drawing in various ways.