Ingrid Christensen - Composing with Flowers (Online); Saturdays, October 23-November 13, 2021

This class was held live over Zoom in the past and has ended. View the Online Course Catalog for all current class listings.

Date: Saturdays, October 23-November 13, 2021
Time:  10:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time (1:00-4:00PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oils or acrylics

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Learn to pull together the many elements of composition, color and paint application to create a satisfying and personal, floral painting.

We’ll start with simple compositions featuring a single flower type.  Our focus will be on simplifying the blooms to their essentials and relating them to each other, their foliage, vase, and the canvas edges.  

Next, we’ll add objects to the set up and explore the subtleties of orchestrating them to form a pleasing whole.  We’ll study shape, interval, color movement and variety, brushwork, edges and more.   

The goal of this workshop is to make you see the full potential of the canvas space and to use it to make paintings that unfold to reveal surprises, harmonies, and rewards for the viewer.  

Our subject will be the floral still life, but the keen and sensitive eye that you develop will be invaluable for improving your paintings in any genre.

You may work from Ingrid’s photos or, better still, from set ups in your own studios.

Ingrid Christensen is an award winning painter and instructor who specializes in figurative and still life oil painting. Influenced by French and Russian Impressionism, her work is an exploration of light, color and dynamic mark making.

A self-proclaimed “paint nerd”, Ingrid has written and featured in Winsor & Newton Masterclass videos, contributed articles to Artsy Magazine, and taught sold-out workshops in Canada and Mexico.

Ingrid lives in Calgary, Canada and has made her peace with snow. ingridchristensen.substack.com

 

This class was held live over Zoom in the past.