What does it mean to create a painting that is informed by the natural world around us, but is not exactly representational? The difference between representational painting and abstract painting is that in abstract work, the subject is not as evident. Working with acrylic paints, students will be encouraged to let go of object orientation and see the landscape simply as shapes, colors and values. This workshop explores abstraction, composition, color and mark making, through the lens of landscape Students will learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background and perhaps how to integrate some textural and/or collage materials.
Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:
• 6 Small pieces (about 6” x 9”) of 140# CP watercolor paper
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• 1” Flat Brush ( Lately I have been using Simply Simmons brushes)
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.