The Naturalist Floral

Michael Klein
Course Meets
11/03/2017 - 11/05/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Fri Sat Sun
$575/ 3 day
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In this workshop Michael will cover how to approach a floral painting from life. Due to the fleeting subject matter, the artist will walk the students through his entire process. Each morning will be spent discussing basic principles of the block-in and getting the gesture of the flowers from a painting demonstration. From there, Michael will show students on their own work how to plan working several steps ahead in their paintings to achieve the highest level of finish. Throughout the workshop, there will be emphasis given on developing the understanding of color harmony; exploring the relationship of combining optical observation and conceptual form rendering techniques; and adding depth to one’s paintings with brushwork mimicking old world calligraphy. The final stage of the painting is brought to life by adding rich passages of  glazing.


The Naturalist Floral workshop is a unique opportunity to study with Michael Klein, one of today’s most sought after flower painters.