Painting the Contemporary Still Life in Oil

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Diane Eugster
Course Meets
02/10/2018 - 02/17/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat
$200/ 2 sessions
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Skill Level
All levels
Supply List
Eugster Supply list (Feb.) Contemporary Still life

No roses or grapes allowed! Traditionally, still life consists of arranging objects for their decorative value and rich textural qualities. But this class will look at things a little differently. The focus of this two day workshop will be on designing powerful compositions using simple objects. By grouping unrelated things from unusual vantage points, the attention is drawn to the movement and abstract quality of shapes. The resulting paintings have a cleaner streamlined appearance. The class will be painting in a square format, using heavier paint in the light and shadow areas. Setting up objects for the contemporary still life will be discussed. Diane will demonstrate preparing the Baltic birch panels she uses in her work. Students will paint from various set-ups arranged by Diane in the class room. There will be plenty of one-on-one instruction throughout the day with demonstrations as needed to clarify concepts.