Date: Tuesdays, May 3-June 14, 2022 (no class May 17)
Time: 10:30 AM-1:30PM Pacific Time (1:30-4:30 PM Eastern Time/6:30-9:30PM London Time)
Medium: Drawing and all paint mediums
For some years now, beginning with peonies at the beginning of summer, I have often painted fresh flowers as a sort of meditation on the simple beauty of small humble things.
This class will be rooted in, but not limited to, work from direct observation. Working with fresh flowers, and directly from life, is encouraged as a starting point. A quickly changing and delicate subject like the fleeting beauty of a fresh flower begs many questions of us about strategy and approach, as well as technique, and we will explore the role that drawing, painting, memory, and photography have in realizing a satisfying painting. And, if that doesn’t happen, at least you’ve spent a couple quiet hours looking at a flower.
Each session will include one-hour time of in class work time for drawing and painting, as well as time for breakouts with the instructor for individual critique as desired.
Students will paint their own setups at home or in their studios and we will share our in progress work for discussion, as well as do exercises intended to deepen looking and attentiveness in different ways. All experience levels are welcome, and any media are welcome as well.
This class is no longer available for registration.