Source to Studio

Source to Studio

This workshop is aimed at the more experienced landscape oil painter who wishes to explore the ideas, techniques and issues involved with expanding upon studies successfully in the studio. Jill Carver will discuss concepts and techniques aimed to resolve and strengthen motifs and improve overall design, from initial ‘thought boards’ to actual preparation techniques. She will discuss the science of how we see and how we can control and excite eye movement. Moving on from advanced design concepts and tools, Jill will tackle the practical techniques of scaling up a design through ‘surface quality’ issues of working larger, working wet-over-dry, re-working passages that need correction, and the use of mediums, glazing techniques and varnishes. Lastly, the class will address the topic of studio ‘life’ and discuss how to make the studio an exciting and productive place to be. Jill will structure the workshop through set exercises, lectures, demos and brainstorming discussions. Students will be working from their own visual material. www.jillcarver.com