Wayne Jiang - Food and Still Life Acrylic Paintings in the Old Masters’ Style (Online); Fridays, January 13-February 10, 2023

Date: Fridays, January 13-February 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Medium: Acrylic

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From translucent colors of a grape to the reflective surface of metal to the texture of a lemon peel, have you ever wondered how the Old Masters were able to create food and still life paintings that are so lifelike? The short answer is they used different layering techniques using transparent and opaque paint.   The Old Masters used oil painting but to our delight, their multi-layered techniques are actually even more efficient in acrylic because acrylic dries much faster than oil.  You can create dozens of layers in acrylic in a few hours, which is faster than in oil.

Learn these layering and glazing techniques developed by Wayne over the last three decades, which resembles the look of the 17the century Baroque Old Master oil paintings using acrylic paint.  

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The multi layering technique of the Baroque Masters
  • To create different food and still life surfaces using different combinations of transparent and opaque paint
  • To use Old Masters’ limited color palette to create realistic subtle and nuanced color 
  • How to see light and shadow in food and still life
  • The logic and rules of where to put in details and where to leave them out for a more realistic painting
  • To apply hard and soft edges to create focal points and make your painting more realistic.

This class will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your acrylic painting technique, observation skill, and understanding of Old Masters’ paintings.

Wayne Jiang is a Portland-based realist acrylic painter. Combining the aesthetic of 17th century Baroque paintings and the composition of modern documentary photography, his works have been described as the contemporary interpretations of Vermeer and Hopper. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Triton Museum, Crocker Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden, History San José, and Guardino Gallery.As an art educator, Wayne specializes in teaching acrylic both in person and online. He has 3 decades of experience working with acrylic and 13 years teaching the medium. His students are artists with diverse skill levels: from someone who has never painted to professional artists who want to refine their acrylic technique or learn a new medium. Wayne’s deep interest in art history is incorporated in both his paintings and how he teaches. www.waynejiang.com


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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.