Yana Beylinson - Painting Flowers from a Photo Reference (Online); Wednesdays, January 18-February 8, 2023

Date: Wednesdays, January 18-February 8, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:00 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oil

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In this workshop we will paint flowers from a photo reference in a direct alla prima style. A large format is greatly encouraged. We will discuss historical methods of painting florals from direct observation and compare them to modern approaches, as well as creating a strong composition, finding the value scale, color mixing and housekeeping of the palette. We will emphasize the freshness of approach and laying in luscious strokes to create botanicals.

Yana will demonstrate the whole process from start to finish, encouraging the students to first watch and then follow along. Topics covered will be impasto techniques, confidence of application and training your eye to see nuances of color and value. Going beyond the technical, we will discuss the feeling of joy and movement in the painting, amplifying the pleasure of working with flowers.  

Yana Beylinson is a professional painter who has exhibited in Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Principle Gallery, and many others. Her current solo show “Synesthesia” is on view at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Beylinson’s work has won a number of awards, and belongs to private collections internationally. As a part of her extensive practice, she has worked on large-scale installations in Hong Kong and China. Having studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts, Beylinson expanded her knowledge through extensive travel and study of art history. www.yanabeylinsonartist.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.