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FLOWERS!, In-Studio


The Painting Project Studio Online, Mountain Time

Dates & Times

March 1 2023 - April 26 2023
Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm




How does one paint a bunch of flowers and make them ALIVE? Working in oils within the tradition of floral still life, I’ll be demonstrating step-by-step, how to set up a convincing rendition of fresh flowers.

This 8-week course will provide an opportunity to learn how to paint flowers.  The first four weeks will focus on gaining clarity of form and color.  The second four weeks will explore more experimental and playful approaches.

  • Week One I’ll begin with drawing, working with line.
  • Week Two will focus on values, working with oils in black and white, demonstrating how the mark can work to create the form directly.
  • Weeks Three and Four will demonstrate working with tone and color mixing, beginning with a straightforward rendition and gradually moving into more experimental and gestural marking.
  • This first part of the course we’ll look at the working methods of Manet, Van Gogh, and Albert York.
  • Week Five I’ll begin with drawing, working in charcoal in a direct and gestural manner, exploring space and form though mark and perception.
  • Week Six will continue the focus on black and white, working with oils, and demonstrating how experimentation and risk-taking can lead to unexpected results.
  • Weeks Seven and Eight will demonstrate working with color, exploring the usage of very heavy paint, as well as non-tonal color as a way of investigating the situation.
  • During the second half we’ll look at painters and their use of mark, such as Joan Mitchell , Ann Gale and Frank Auerbach.


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