Copying the works of painting masters is a great way to learn from them, and to see deeply into their paintings. Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne had some influence on renowned Provincetown artists, among them Marguerite Zorach, Milton Avery, and Hans Hofmann. In this class we will copy paintings by Matisse and Cezanne, and go see works by the Provincetown artists who were inspired by them. Then, we will paint our own still life compositions, incorporating what we have learned from our studies. Some painting experience preferred but not required.
Valerie Isaacs is new to Provincetown, painting outdoors here since 2016. She is represented by Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, and shows at Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC. She studied Architecture at Penn State, drawing and etching in Spain, and painting at the Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia) and with Douglas Balentine (Charleston, SC). Exhibiting since 1990, she has shown at a flamenco bar in Seville, a village fair in France, and at a monastery. Her classes in figure drawing, perspective, basic painting, and landscape painting incorporate study of our painting ancestors.