Date: Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00PM Pacific Time, 12:30-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:30-8:00 PM London Time
Medium: Oil or acrylic
Using the sketchbook as a starting point for experimentation, discover methods for placing figures in the painting with Michael Weller.
Michael will share ways that artists have historically used sketchbook studies as a vehicle for placing the figure in their own work and will discuss how he uses his sketchbook at home and outside to inform his own paintings. This 4-week exploration will also include a demo of a David Park painting of figures in a space, approaching it as a color study, blocking in the big color shapes in paint; sketchbook demos of a self-portrait figure in a room, using a mirror; painting from self-portrait drawings; painting from sight-size sketches done outside (the bus, cafes, theater, etc.)
Some drawing experience is helpful but all levels are welcome.
Michael Weller studied librarianship in Manchester and realised early on he didn’t want to be a librarian. Life-drawing cheered him up. Later he did a degree in Fine Art and studied portrait-painting at Lavender Hill Studios and drawing and painting with the New English Art Club. In 2015 he won the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for a group of outstanding paintings at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual exhibition, and the Winsor & Newton Award for a painting at the New English Art Club annual exhibition.michaelweller.co.uk