This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30PM PDT
Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice. Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor via the Zoom chat box and will have access to the recorded session for two weeks. You will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode the day before the talk. To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
Amy Brnger is known for her bold loose floral paintings. Creating innovative floral still life set-ups is at the foundation of her work. Designing a strong composition is as much about what you put in as what you leave out. Less is often more. Join Amy as she shares tips and tricks for creating a compelling set-up through the use of color harmony, textural elements, shapes, flower and vessel choices, backdrops and cloths, lighting, negative shapes and more.
Amy Brnger has painted still life, flowers, and landscape for as long as she has been an artist. She uses nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and enjoys painting places and things with and about which she is familiar or curious. With her interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally. These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects she often chooses to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird’s nests, etc. She also enjoys painting flowers and food on their own.