The Art of Seeing: Making a Painting Work

Ned Mueller
Course Meets
02/26/2019 - 03/01/2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Tue Wed Thu Fri
$575 + $55 model fee/ 4 days
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Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced
Oil Acrylic
Supply List
Mueller Supply list (painting)

A good painting tells us as much about the artist as the painting itself. Ned will talk about the whole process of putting a painting together; from the first concept to small idea and value composition studies, the use of a color study, and on to the finished painting. Students will also do direct painting without preliminary studies. The emphasis will not be on the finished piece but on the process of making a more successful painting. Remember, most paintings are ruined at the start, not at the end, as not enough preliminary thought is given to them. Students will work on counter-change, color harmony, and the balance of masses and shapes in size, value, and color. Students should be prepared to work from their own photos and/or field studies. The last day there will be two models for those who want to apply the week’s knowledge to painting the figure. Starts, mistakes, and failures could be the order of the day, but Ned says, “We will make mistakes, work hard, and have a good time doing it!”