Date: Tuesdays, March 5-26, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time/1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00 PM London Time
Medium: Oil or acrylic
We delight in the complex, shimmering colour and delicate, varied shapes of flowers, but beyond visual pleasure, they also touch our emotions. Flowers are tokens of our affection, signifying much more than just their surface beauty.
This workshop will focus on getting to the essence of flowers to convey both their actual forms and colors and their inherent emotional content.
We’ll start with arrangements of simple, closed-form flowers such as tulips, and closed roses and peonies and will progress to the more complex, open forms such as daisies, open peonies, etc. You’ll learn how to suggest each flower type with an economy of well-placed marks.
We’ll prioritize simplicity and the interaction of rich color, designing the space around the flowers with as much care as the blooms themselves.
We’ll also explore the ability of mark making – both within and around the flowers – to enhance the concept that we’re trying to convey.
You’ll work from life, using either real, or fake flowers that you arrange in your own studio.
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
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