Richmond's Gallery of Realist and Impressionist Paintings
ANN BLAIR BROWN WORKSHOP
April 2-4, 2013
Keeping it Real- Using Photographic Reference Without Losing the "Big Picture"
Painting from life is the single most important practice for a growing artist, but at some point it is necessary to use a photo to continue an idea. In this workshop you will learn to use your "visual memory" for inspiration while you translate reference material into paintings that reflect the spontaneity of real life. Each day will begin with a discussion and demonstration in which Anne will illuminate the key elements that make her studio paintings successful and exciting: color vibration, strong design, creative use of edges, and bold, juicy brushstrokes. Daily exercises and still-life studies will hone your compositional skills and reinforce your ability to capture the essence of your subject quickly. Personal expression will be encouraged as Anne works with each student to find their own artistic voice.
ROBERT JOHNSON STILL LIFE WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 24 - 26, 2012
This workshop concentrates on capturing the natural beauty of flora and other still life subjects in oil while working directly from life. The beauty and power of fresh undisturbed oil paint as well as the expressive and descriptive quality of the brushstroke is stressed. The instructor demonstrates and emphasizes the direct alla-prima approach to oil painting. All levels welcome.
Copyright Notice: These works are original works of art, fixed in a tangible form, and the Artist reserves all right, title, and interest in and to the copyright, common law copyright, the right to apply for copyright registration, and any extensions and renewals, copyright in any publication, reproduction, or other derivative rights of the work, including merchandising rights, use of title rights, foriegn edition rights, reproduction rights, and derivative work rights.