Robert E. Wells - Using Photographs to Drive the Narrative (Online); Friday, November 4, 2022

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/9:00-10:30 PM London Time
Medium: All (primarily pencil and oil)

In this hour-and-a-half presentation, we will look at photographic references and how they can be adapted to increase dramatic impact, and helping the process of story-telling. We will look primarily at sketchbooks in any medium, but mainly in pencil and oil paints. During the session, we will examine a photograph, and try to avoid making a literal interpretation of its content. Through sketchbook analysis, we will consider alternative gestures/poses in order to create the most compelling image for a final painting.

Robert E. Wells is a Yorkshire-born artist, known for his cityscape paintings as well as rural landscapes and figurative works. A member of the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists, he regularly exhibits his work in solo shows and the RA Summer Exhibition.

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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.