Saturday, July 27, 2013
Capelin and classes
After many thin layers of glazing, I've finished the capelin painting. Its interesting to build and see the colour in beach rocks that initially seem to have blue/grey only. Layers of purples, reds, blues and ochres are all present to give depth to the stones.
Its a similar story with the fish, adding layer after layer to reach a point where flesh and skin looks as it should. If you haven't used glazing, I'd highly recommend it. Yes, its time consuming, but well worth it for the depth you get with the technique.
For those interested in Painting Realistic Water, I will be holding an 8 week course at my home studio in Flatrock, NL. This intensive course will provide participants with the knowledge and techniques required to understand and paint water surfaces that have depth. The classes will be limited to four people to allow lots of one on one guidance. The first course is scheduled to begin on September 18, 2013 and you can register on my website. More courses will be scheduled as demanded.
I will also hold an Introduction to Drawing workshop on Saturday, September 21 and 28 from 1 - 5pm. These classes are for individuals who want to learn the basics of traditional drawing or for those more experienced artists who would like to refresh their drawing skills.