Observational Painting

In this all-levels workshop we will focus on some of the basic skills necessary to be a stronger observational painter and to hone representational painting skills in order to become better able to translate what is seen into a recognizable painting of the subject.

In addition to techniques of observation and depiction I will discuss some of the expectations and anxieties that may arise in the creative process. Using your media of choice in a casual atmosphere we will practice a new technique each day to help you better depict what you see.

We will practice drawing with values; painting techniques for transcribing shape and color into meaningful effects; and adding details and polish to make a more finished painting.