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Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Ar... [WORK]

If you enjoyed the floral painting in the 'Three Acrylic Paintings' then this is the next step. I will be going into more detail about the process of painting a lovely floral the easy way.We will be using an expressive method to create a lovely vibrant painting of a vase of flowers. By following along with my process you will learn how to take a relaxed approach to your painting ideas, and give yourself plenty of room to change your mind all the way through. It is very hard to make an error! We will start with a very loose underpainting, and let the painting grow and develop as we apply more and more layers - one step at a time. There is a very sound underlying process in this workshop despite it looking casual and loose. We will cover the use of composition, tone, colour, opacity/transparency, and balance, as well as 'how to' use paint. You will be able to apply the full process again and again in your future works, but get very different results depending on your own imaginative creative desires. The process will stand up to any subject.

Painted Blossoms: Creating Expressive Flower Ar...

During this course, Adventures in Blooms- Expressive Flower Painting, we will explore painting large expressive mixed media flowers. I will be sharing start to finish process for 5 large paintings. We will be focusing on acrylic layers, simple linework, still life painting, composition, working large and color theory. Each piece will be a unique different style.

After graduate study in New Mexico and teaching experience in Illinois, Diebenkorn chose to settle in Berkeley in 1953, where he began an extended period of concentrated painting. The lush terrain of the Bay Area with its verdant color and intense light exerted itself on the artist, and he subsequently brought both strong color and representation back into his painting. He renewed his contact with Park and Bischoff during this period and began to paint figure studies, finding the analysis of the figure to be an immensely satisfying problem. He was greatly interested in working paint onto and about the canvas, creating activated, expressive surfaces.

Expressive Floral PaintingJoin this acrylic floral painting class at the Huntington Beach Art Center to explore the symbolic magic of flowers. Inspired by Georgia O' Keeffe, Expressionism, and Modernism, we are going to play with proportion, scale, line, color, composition, and various brushstrokes. We will channel our emotions and energies into our paintings expressively.

You can see that Van Huysum's pictures were not painted as a unified arrangement from life as there are a variety of flowers in the group which bloom in different seasons. He would construct and paint these works from separate studio studies of individual stems, buds and blossoms which he would carefully adapt and compose to create his spectacularly colorful displays.

A Bigger Splash' is one of a series of swimming pool paintings that David Hockney used to explore various methods of representing the ephemeral texture of water. It also involved his continual interest in the relationship between painting and photographic methods of recording what we see. You can observe the development of these ideas in the way he uses photography to enable him to see what is invisible to the naked eye. The 'splash' is painted from a photographic source found in a magazine about swimming pools while the rest of the image is based on his drawings of Californian buildings. The ephemeral texture of the 'splash' only becomes visible to the naked eye when it is frozen in a photograph. Hockney originally considered creating a real splash by throwing liquid paint at the canvas but thought it would be more interesting to paint its precise shape by hand. He was amused by the irony that something which only existed for a fraction of second would take him a couple of weeks to paint. The image, therefore, becomes a commentary on the relationship between painting and photography and how each can be used to inform the other.

In this work Ernst uses 'grattage' to unearth a form that evokes the terraced architecture of an ancient civilization. He then develops this idea with a painted sky for a background and flowers and plants for a foreground. The processes that Ernst employs combine a range of techniques that generate a Surrealist vision: an image born in the 'unconscious mind' and raised to consciousness through the 'free association' of Automatism.

Joan Eardley painted her Catterline landscapes outdoors come hail, rain or shine. She would often work on several paintings in the same location, gradually building up an awareness of her surroundings. It was her desire to paint what she felt about the landscape and not simply to represent what she saw in it. This involved getting to know a location over a period of time so that she was sensitive to its changing character. She would then try to focus on those key elements that contributed to the emotional impact of the landscape. In 'Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September', her total immersion in the subject led her to incorporate stalks of meadow grass and flowers in order to ground the abstract texture of the work in reality. Here, the image and its medium literally become one and the same.

Nothing quite compares with the luscious possibility of working with oil paint, but it can be a daunting medium. Follow in the seasoned footsteps of tutor Gary Long and work from a subject that has transfixed artists for centuries: a beautiful still life of flowers. This course equips you with a practical, step by step approach to painting flowers in oils. Gary shares with you the usually hidden process of creating a painting from scratch leading you to a final finished piece.

We'll start the day exploring the unique properties of watercolour. You'll be shown how to use tone and hues to create balance in your colour combinations, and capture the shape of leaves and flowers using gestural brush marks. Then, having warmed up into the day, I'll show you how to create stunning, colourful and expressive watercolour flower paintings from arrangements on the table.

Interestingly, her exhibition last month at the Ruth Siegel Gallery here indicated that she is moving even further toward a purely monumental format and that her hitherto loosely contrapuntal approach is being tightened and enriched by the inclusion of at least a touch of actual three-dimensionality. Where this will lead is anyone's guess, although it will obviously provide her future work with even more complex spatial and decorative devices than it has so far had at its disposal. Certainly, her rec ent attempts to create greater pictorial ambiguity by separating panels and then placing them at slightly different distances from the viewer, or by appending trompe l'oeil details onto obviously hand-painted images, have considerably expanded her formal and expressive vocabularies.

After Hinkle's return from Europe in 1912, he stayed inNew York for a period of several months before returning to northern Californiaand settling in San Francisco. In 1917, he moved to Los Angeles. Some ofHinkle's earliest paintings of Laguna Beach date from that year. The coastalcommunity had garnered a reputation as an artist's colony, and Hinkle nodoubt heard about it from his fellow artists in Los Angeles. In 1922 hepurchased several lots in Arch Beach and built a home where he and his wife,Mabel, lived until the summer of 1935. Hinkle became an active member ofthe Laguna Beach Art Association during the period when plans were beingmade to build a permanent gallery on Cliff Drive, which survives as thecore of today's Laguna Art Museum. When the new gallery opened in February1929, the city named streets after four leading artists -- Anna Hills, WilliamWendt, Frank Cuprien, and Clarence Hinkle. A true plein-air artist, Hinkleenjoyed working outdoors on small panels on which he would quickly sketchthe scene using dabs and dashes of color. He used some as studies for largerpaintings that he would complete in his studio. He also painted numerousfigural beach scenes with Mabel serving as the model. Hinkle received criticalacclaim for his California coastal paintings, in which he conveyed the intensityof light and expansive space in an expressive, gestural technique. In someworks he employed a richly colorful palette; in others the palette is moresubdued but daringly accented with black.

Hinkle moved from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara in 1935,living for several months in town while he built a large, ranch-style homeand studio on a ridge in Montecito. Once ensconced in his new home, he wassurrounded by rugged, undeveloped land covered in trees, grasses, flowers,and shrubs. From the hilltop he beheld an expansive view of Santa Barbaraand its harbor, with the Channel Islands beyond. He made several paintingsof the vista, the compositions often framed in the foreground by trees andshrubbery. In works that depict that panorama, the city and its harbor aredelineated in abbreviated dashes and dabs of color while the foregroundthat frames the view is more literally developed. Although Hinkle abandonedhis earlier, calligraphic style, with its emphasis on gestural line andthe use of black, he continued to paint with an energetic and expressivebrushstroke. Donald Bear, director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, wrote:"It is a fascinating experience to watch Clarence Hinkle weave colorstogether -- deep tones and brilliant ones, interlaced with bold slashesof white. He lays on his pigments lavishly, his approach is sure and graduallythere emerge shapes of trees, craggy rocks, depths of sky and water, intolandscapes that unloose new horizons for the imagination. At no time doeshe worry over literal transcription -- but in a manner all his own createspictorial themes that aim straight at the emotional reactions of the onlooker." 041b061a72


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