The Naturalist Floral

The Naturalist Floral

In this workshop, Michael will cover how to approach a floral painting from life. Due to the fleeting subject matter, the artist will walk the students through his entire process. Each morning will be spent discussing basic principles of the block-in and getting the gesture of the flowers from a painting demonstration. From there, Michael will show students, on their own work, how to plan working several steps ahead to achieve the highest level of finish. Throughout the course, there will be emphasis given on developing the understanding of color harmony. Exploring the relationship of combining optical observation and conceptual form rendering techniques. Adding depth to one’s paintings with brushwork mimicking old world calligraphy. The final stage of the painting is brought to life by adding rich passages of glazing. www.michaelkleinpaintings.com