Join us for this hour-long powerpoint presentation with Utrecht/Blick product specialist and award-winning painter Joe Gyurcsak. Following the presentation Joe will take time to answer design questions.
Join Amy Brnger as she shares her techniques for reworking an unsuccessful painting. Reworking a bad painting is always an alternative to destroying it. Working on one of her own failed paintings, Amy will demo some of the techniques she uses. Be forewarned, it might not work out! However, participants will be able to see and discuss why the painting is unsuccessful, discuss corrective options, and watch Amy repaint an image.
In this fun online paint-along with artist David Mensing, discover how the artist uses the palette knife to create his energy charged, light-filled landscape and still life paintings. Reference photo will be provided. Mensing will paint in oils.
Step outdoors with Laura Vahlberg as she demonstrates landscape painting on site. She will discuss materials and various approaches to painting the motif in the ever changing light. A slideshow of work by other landscape painters will follow the recorded demonstration and there will be some time for questions and discussion.
Fine artist and illustrator Chris Witkowski will share the process of how she created the 2021 Wooden Boat Festival poster in this online presentation offered through the Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island. She will describe how she and the Wooden Boat Festival team came up with the concept for the poster. With photos she took using a live model, she will demonstrate how these were combined with historical photos and other reference materials to construct the vibrant pastel painting used in the poster. Experience the process of how this compelling image came to be in support of one of our most venerable Northwest traditions, the 45th Wooden Boat Festival.
Discover an experimental approach to color in this 1-1/2-hour presentation with contemporary impressionist painter Anton Nowels. Broaden your understanding of what color can do and how to use it, and find out why there are no ugly colors!
With masterworks as his examples, Rick Fox will share demonstrations in charcoal and pencil of two different approaches he uses to prioritize information of the head.
Join contemporary painter Mark Russell to discover some of the basics of painting with cold wax. Mark will talk about materials and processes that he uses for painting with this medium, then demo techniques for creating his often imagined landscapes, most often described as serene and calming.
Join teaching artists Chris Bennett and Haidee-Jo Summers, both members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, for this stimulating conversation about the challenges of teaching the non-verbal language of art. Both artists will share their ideas and approaches.
Get your paints ready for this fun 1-1/2-hour Paint-Along with watercolor and acrylic artist Sarah Hansen. Working from photo reference, Sarah will share techniques for creating fast and loose watercolor landscapes. Paint in watercolor, gouache or acrylic.
The repeated mark or motif that is repeated results in what we call a pattern. Pattern is ubiquitous as decoration or adornment for clothing, bedding, rugs, dishes, notebooks, and so many other things we use in everyday life. But some patterns are called upon to be images in their own right. A painting using pattern as its predominant format does not adorn something else. It invites you to be drawn into the repeated motif for its own sake.
In this presentation Jane will show you some examples of all-over design or pattern that, to her, are strong images in themselves. She will then demonstrate a few approaches that she has used to create images that derive from a repeated mark. She welcomes your comments and thoughts on pattern and image as well, so we will leave time for discussion.
Join nature artist Jean Mackay to take a closer look at bird eyes, beaks, feather groups, and anatomy. In this 1-1/2-hour presentation/work-along, Jean will show you how to render bird heads quickly and accurately in multiple poses. Jean will work primarily in pencil, but will add ink and watercolor to enliven a few of her sketches. Work along with Jean or just watch!
Grab your paints for this 1-1/2-hour paint-along with plein air and studio painter Bernard “Bernie” Dellario. Bernie will paint in gouache from photo reference, sharing how he uses this versatile medium. He will be doing 2- 8×10 paintings. Not a gouache painter? No worries! Paint along in the medium of your choice.
Join us for this live online tour of British artist Sarah Spackman’s new gallery exhibition Drawing in Colour at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Oxford, England. This conversation between Spackman and gallery owner Sarah Wiseman will cover the artist’s latest works and offer insight into the working relationship between artist and gallery owner.
Join Tracy Everly in her studio as she paints a still life from direct observation. Tracy’s goal will be to see how far she can get in this one-hour demo. Bypassing any kind of planning, this kind of quick painting exercise may be used as a warm-up before an extended painting session, as the start of a painting you continue to work on, or as a fun way to let go of expectations and accept what happens. Fell free to watch or work along. If you would like to paint along, set up any still life in your studio and have paint and materials ready, or paint from the photo of Tracy’s setup that will be provided. You will have access to Tracy’s materials list.
Sarah Dennis joins us from her London-based studio to share her knowledge of the centuries-old art form of paper cutting and to demonstrate how she creates her ornate show-stopping work. The paper cut’s subtractive drawing process allows the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. Sarah will share some of the techniques and tips you need to know before embarking on your own artistic journey into paper cutting.
Join Gage Opdenbrouw as he explores the evocative potential of color, space, and light in works from recent and modern art history. Gage will share his own work, along with that of the many painters who have influenced and inspired him on this enduring theme, There will be time for questions and answers at the end.
Join Lucie Duclos for this fun and informative demo/presentation and discover how she uses stencils to create beautiful and interesting backgrounds in her mixed media artwork. Lucie will play with transparency and build up layers on printmaking paper while exploring different mixed media techniques to create a floral piece. Lucie’s materials for this presentation will include acrylic paints, collage papers, stencils, and maybe a few other things lying around on her desk!
Plein Air Sketch to Studio Painting – Tips to Make it Work
Join painter Jane Barton to discover tips to help you turn your plein air sketches into successful studio paintings that keep their original freshness! Topics discussed will include how to transfer a small sketch to larger studio canvas, using grids, using limited values and more.
Join Edmond Praybe for a slide talk and discussion focusing on artists that have taken the still life beyond the traditional expectations of the genre. This presentation will consider painters that expand our conception of the still life motif with unconventional subjects, exciting modes of approach or a poetic sensitivity. We will investigate both contemporary and art historical works. An opportunity for Q & A and open discussion will follow the talk.
California-based artist, Randall “Randy” Sexton, is nationally known for the use of color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. Working from the photo reference, Randy will demonstrate his technique for painting the figure in a scene in this 1-1/2 hour presentation.