Loosen Up: Seeing, Simplifying, and Expression
The workshop will consist of one-on-one instruction, demonstrations, critiques, and plenty of time for students to paint. Derek will demo each morning while students painting in the afternoons. Students will use oils to paint from photographs and still-life. Derek will cover topics such as: the power of warm and cool, complementaries, color-theory, harmony, edges, shape-quality, variety, simplifying, and loosening brushwork. There will be a strong emphasis on seeing in terms of mass and shape relationships and how fear can ultimately keep you from expression.