The Impasto Approach with Andrew Denman

The Impasto Approach with Andrew Denman

Join Andrew Denman as he shares the secrets to his dramatically different approach to painting in an easy, step-by-step tutorial. Denman is known for his beautiful portrayals of wildlife in a unique style combining realism with stylization and abstraction. You will employ a series of thick, impasto underpaintings, cover over with many layers of gesso, then sand down to reveal astonishing textures, patterns, and colors, which can either stand on their own, function as an abstract foil to any subject, or provide brilliant underlayment for natural textures like fur, feathers, bark, rocks, and grass. The first three days will focus on a series of easy-to-follow exercises which will provide you all the tools necessary to practice or even master this technique to create a variety of effects in any genre or subject of painting, not just wildlife. The last two days, students will put what they have learned to practical use, creating a small finished painting of their own. If you want to try something entirely new, this is your workshop! Some specialized materials will be provided. www.andrewdenman.com