Design, Depth, and Drama! Greater Impact in Oil Landscapes

Design, Depth, and Drama! Greater Impact in Oil Landscapes

Teacher Judith Spitz has always believed that painting “with the Masters” should be a vital part of every artist’s training. Towards that end, the student will spend the first day of this two-day class, painting from Manet’s roses as seen in the book Manet’s Last Flowers. In this capacity, the student will get a complete understanding of the basis of Great Paintings (i.e. value, color temperature edges, and of course composition). On the second day of class, students will set up their own still lives, using similar flowers, keeping in mind the principals they learned from “the master”. Judith will demonstrate throughout this journey as well as give the students additional background on the painting of these last flowers,  some of Manet’s greatest works of art. Because teacher Judith Spitz is an Oil Painter as well as a Pastelist, students of both mediums are invited to attend. www.judithspitz.com

 

Artists who love the idea of bringing nature’s beauty and drama inside the home will enjoy the artistic techniques for landscape painting shared in this class. Putting the traditional ideas of depth, distance, dimension, and form building into the naturalistic feel of light and air can set the tone and build the drama of a landscape painting. Color is essential and an artist’s understanding and use of color wheels, for selecting appropriate color schemes and harmonies to emphasize design concepts, is a big factor in a painting’s success. Personalized instruction and helpful critiques will be provided to accommodate each student’s painting style. Students should bring their own landscape photos with which they have a strong personal connection. www.davidflitner.com