Simplifying Beauty: Painting the Clothed Figure
Learn to transform your approach to figurative work. Gain renewed confidence in yourself as an artist and a fresh look at your painting practice—a stepping stone for all genres.
Instructor: Bobbi Dunlop
Audience: Fine Art Painters
For Stage(s): Aspiring, Emerging
Medium: Acrylic, Oil
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Starts on Saturday, April 1, 2023
Apr. 1 | Apr. 8 | Apr. 15 | Apr. 22
4 sessions, 3 hrs each, every week
10am – 1pm MT
Note: Price in $CAD
12 in stock
Join me in this exciting workshop where, in a direct approach to painting from photos, we will pay close attention to significant concepts like light and paint quality, while exploring abstract design possibilities (composition).
Keeping things simple is what I like to do—simple, logical, and joyful! We’ll stay true to important fundamentals as you gain confidence in yourself to pull it all together and portray your subject convincingly.In this 4-week course, we’ll discuss materials, photographing your model, working from photographs, and painting from a concept-based idea.
We’ll start each session with a critique of your work, and I will do an oil painting demonstration explaining my process (feel free to paint along if you like). You’ll receive homework, which we’ll critique the following week.
I’ll share with you all I can from my many years as a professional artist and instructor.This course is suitable for artists with a genuine desire to see the beauty in painting the figure—beginner to advanced level.
Students will paint from photos and are encouraged to work from their own references for homework.
All demos will be done in oil.
- Professional grade oil paints (or acrylic)
- Quality painting surface: canvas or panels
- Mediums of your choice: gel medium, liquid, extender mediums for acrylics, etc.
- Natural hogs bristle brushes (I use filberts #2 and #4 for oil, synthetic bristles for acrylic painters
- Proper large palette: Sta-Wet palette for acrylic painters (plus extenders)
- Metal palette knife: 3 inches long, trowel shape
- A sense of humour: painting is hard work!