Build Great Paintings!

      7 MONDAY CLASSES MARCH 19 ~ APRIL 30TH

 

    AT Lucsculpture School & Studios, 663 Greenwood Avenue (just above Danforth), Toronto

3 TIME SLOTS
9am ~ noon
1pm ~ 4pm
6:30 ~ 9pm
To register please call Gary at (416) 910-5535 or email gary@escapewithgary.com and in the SUBJECT line enter ‘Register for Monday 9-noon (or 1-4 or 6:30 to 9) Class’

Weekly bring in 2 canvases, 1 for an exercise and 1 for your own painting

TOPICS
March 19 IT’S A 3D WORLD – 2 (AERIAL PERSPECTIVE)

At least 10 tips
Aerial perspective, Colour chroma and temperature, Details … etc.

March 26 COLOUR – 2 BROWNS
Yellow family – brass vs Orange family- copper
Exercise 1: Paint one something brass and something copper

April 2 TECHNIQUE #1 IMPRIMATURA / UNDERPAINTING
Grey, umber + ultramarine blue, black
Patches of colour
Reverse Psychology (Patches of Complementaries)
Is the Temperature Rising?
Exercise 1: Paint a study using patches of complementaries

April 9 TECHNIQUE #2 GLAZING & SCUMBLING
Definitions / demo / uses
Exercise 1: Glaze and stumble as desired a handout picture

April 16 INTRO TO TEXTURE
*** Bring in a picture of a wine bottle to paint

Rough vs smooth and dry vs wet. eg. glass, eyes, stone, etc
Exercise 1: Paint rust

April 22 TYPES OF LIGHT
*** Bring in a picture of a candle flame

Parallel / Radial / Diffused / ambient / reflected, etc.
Incandescent / neon / different daylights / moonlight
Exercise 1: Copy a picture of fire
(Begin in class and continue at home if desired)

April 30 Recognizing YOUR Style : We’ll play‘YOU NARROW ~ WE CHOOSE’
*** Bring in examples of your work that shows your style

Review the list of Design Elements
YOU narrow which element(s) (3 max) you recognize as your style
WE will choose which of those seems the most significant
Then we will brainstorm how you could leverage that knowledge.

2 thoughts on “Build Great Paintings!

  1. Hi Gary. I like the format for this course. Doing an exercise first really gets you in the right frame of mind. Please put me on the list for the 1-4 class. Cost?
    Thanks,
    Carol

  2. hi Carol,
    So sorry I missed your comment on my website. Feel free to call me any time re ART. Gary SMith
    416-910-5535

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