Date: Mondays, June 5 & 12, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM-1:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:30-4:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:30-9:30 PM London Time
Medium: All – instructor demos will be done in oil
The creation of a successful painting relies heavily upon the strength of each stage of the process. In this two-day workshop, students will discover the importance of an accurate drawing, prior to blocking in the definitive shadow areas with a transparent wash of color. As the painting progresses, the class will focus on mixing color, identifying values and the use of brushstrokes to build form. There will be a discussion of materials and their effect on the appearance of the final work.
The goal is to create luminous oil paintings that are aesthetically pleasing, while capturing the spirit of the subject. Robinson will offer a seascape demonstration, using oil paint. Students are encouraged to paint along, using their medium of choice.
Mario Andres Robinson was born in Altus, Oklahoma, where he resided with his family before relocating to New Jersey at the age of twelve. Robinson studied at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014, Robinson was chosen to be a Brand Ambassador for Winsor and Newton art materials. He is the author of “Lessons in Realistic Watercolor,” a comprehensive guide of the artist’s watercolor techniques (Monacelli Press).
The work of Mario Andres Robinson fits squarely within the tradition of American painting. Robinson’s finished works bear a close affinity to the masters of the realist tradition, Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Eakins. Containing few references to modern life, Robinson’s work has a timeless and universal quality, and exhibits a distinct turn-of-the-century stylistic aesthetic. The images he chooses, which refer to a bygone era where solitude and reflection were abundant, also provoke frequent allusions to the paintings of Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Mario Andres Robinson is an Exhibiting Artist Member (EAM) of The National Arts Club, an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America. His work has been featured several times in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magic, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and on the cover of American Artist magazine. In the February, 2006 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Mario was selected as one of the top 20 realist artists under the age of 40.
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