Seeing the World in Big Shapes… and Learning to Paint that Way
Many beginning painters use small brushes and attempt to paint photographically. This class will help the beginning artist as well as those who have painted before to see objects as shapes of value rather than the things they are! Thus the student will practice seeing shapes of a flower, an onion, or a clove of garlic, for example, instead of the object itself. The student will begin this journey using large brushes and a very limited palette. Judith will impart the vital idea of learning to enjoy the journey of painting, rather than anticipating the finished product. On the second day of the class the student will add several colors while still keeping the palette limited and furthering the goal of seeing shapes of color and value. Students will also have the opportunity at the end of that day to present a painting to the class for a critique, in this way learning from one another as well as Judith!