Monday, March 30, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crazy Studio Games

Just a couple of quick gouache studies from Margo Burian's Home Studio Gouache Game. The game goes like this....when you have no time to paint, throw all your reference photos in a box. With eyes closed, grab a photo - any photo. What you get is what you get. No do overs. Start your countdown. Fifteen minutes, 2 brushes, 4 pencil lines and one blank piece of watercolor paper.

Reeds Lake Reclaimed Canvas

Yet another reclaimed canvas. 1/2 hour study - 6x12 canvas. Odd pleasure in making a painting that I wasn't fond of go away. Am way too pragmatic to throw the process pcs away - as evidenced in an earlier post. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plein Aire Class on Reed's Lake

When the great outdoors is your studio, the possibilities are endless!

I am excited to announce that two sessions of Plein Aire Painting for beginner to intermediate oil painters have been scheduled through the East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department taught by yours truly! Session A begins Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m., Session B will start on Friday, June 5 at 9:00 a.m.. Each session runs for 4 weeks in 3 hour blocks at sites on/near Reed's Lake. Cost per session is 99.00 for EGR Residents and 109.00 for non residents. In case of rain we'll be using the EGR Community Center's Painting Room located on the lake. Enrolled students will receive a discount on their supplies at T-Square Art Supply.

Topics covered include how to set up a "mobile" studio, the art of observation, capturing the essence of the landscape, as well as foundation techniques for oil painting.

Please contact East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation to sign-up @ 616.949.1750.