Richmond's Gallery of Realist and Impressionist Paintings

WORKSHOPS
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 2013 WORKSHOPS

ANN BLAIR BROWN WORKSHOP  
April 2-4, 2013 
Cost:  $375 

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.
 


PAST WORKSHOPS

ROBERT JOHNSON STILL LIFE WORKSHOP  
OCTOBER 24 - 26, 2012 
Cost:  $390 

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.