OUR JUNE VIRTUAL FIGURE WORKSHOP
Master Painting In Your Own Studio
June 24th - 27th / 8:30am - 11:30am PST
THE JUNE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
June 24th / Morning: Free Session!
June 24th / Afternoon: David Paints the Nude
June 25th / Figures in Interiors
Often people think that there is an entirely different set of knowledge needed when using different mediums, but we feel that the understanding you have—at whatever level you are—will allow experimentation without being intimidated by what you don’t know. The particulars of a medium are less important than the idea that guides them.
Both Stacy and Jackie have a natural way of painting and we feel this day will inspire and encourage those who have been hesitant about painting the figure.
June 26th / What Difference Does a Medium Make?
She then tackles a skier with snow-covered trees as a backdrop using a dazzling watercolor palette. As it is a posthumous portrait, she works from a photo reference, making necessary changes in order to improve the composition as a painting.
Finally she paints a local model from life. Because he is nude to the waist, you will see how she handles skin and clothing in, arguably, one of the best figure demonstrations BLFA has captured on film. All of these demos are different and will stimulate relevant discussions about mediums and what different qualities they offer, if any, when choosing one over another to flesh out an idea. We know that people have many questions regarding different mediums, and all the instructors will be available to talk about their ways of working with pastel, watercolor, and oil.
June 27th / Painting the Clothed Figure in Oil
This is a large painting and not one he would normally tackle for a demonstration. In fact, this isn’t a demonstration—it is the start of a piece for an upcoming show. We will discuss composition when the figure is the whole reason for the painting and when it is part of a whole interior idea. This discussion will help you understand the differences in concepts as they pertain to the figure.
This last day will be a great way to wrap up the workshop by answering all the questions you have about various ideas with figures, so that you too can start exploring one of art history’s richest genres.
“I loved every moment of it. I especially was fascinated by the closeups of the actual brushstrokes. So many of my questions were answered during these 7 days.”
“The richness of the content, the integrity of the process and I love that I can watch the videos again for the next 90 days. Glorious!”
“Watching each artist paint and having him/her explain the thoughts behind the choice of stroke, value, and color is incredible. Also being able to sit at my kitchen table and not have to leave home, but have the opportunity to learn and be inspired.”