I do demos and workshops for groups and Art Societies on the following topics:
Painting Mountains (aerial perspective)
Painting skies, clouds
Fast Australian landscape painting in acrylics
Advanced Techniques and Framing for artists and photographers
Exploring and understanding light and color (color mixing and tone)
Oil painting best practices and techniques (information about media, painting surfaces, preparation of canvas, paints etc)
If interested please contact me by phone or through my contact list.
Oil Painting Workshop—Understanding the medium and colour Sunday, 21 May 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM [AEST] Shop 6, 4 - 14, Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
A lot of artists and students get confused and sometimes even intimidated by oil painting as it looks so complex. There are also concerns about health and safety issues, paintings cracking, layering of paint “fat over lean” and many more. The reality is that there are a lot of mis-conceptions surrounding oil painting which could be overcome by understanding the materials that you are using. The problem is that although today there is a lot of information on the net, unfortunately most of this information is either confusing or incorrect. The information given in this workshop is based on referenced and published sources about art materials.
The aim of this workshop is to help you understand the various art materials available on the market including painting surfaces (cotton canvas and linen), oil paints and various media and varnishes used for oil painting. We will then discuss colour and new advances in the use of colour and colour mixing. We will have practical sessions about how to mix and use paints/colour by painting simple objects from life.
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During this workshop we will paint a beach at sunset using an indirect method of painting. An indirect method of painting refers to building the painting in layers of paint, working “fat over lean” adding details and adjusting colors as one progress through the painting. This approach allows you to obtain more depth and detail in a painting.
The aim of these workshops is to help participants understand the use of color and how to develop a painting using multiple layers of paint while looking at composition, color, tone, texture and edges.
We will start the day with a brief introduction on oil painting and materials that we are going to use. We will then introduce landscape painting and the methodology we are going to use to paint this painting.
We will then start working on the painting itself. We will first sketch the picture on the available canvas and start mixing colours. By the middle of the day we will finish the first stage of the painting.
Work-Shop will supply cheese platters and fruit to have during the break, as well as wine to have as you finish your artworks. After the break we will continue where we left before and we will start adding more details to the painting. By the end of the day we will have a finished painting everyone will be happy to take home. Throw that artwork on your wall and expect family and friends to be amazed!
Whether you have experience with oil paints, or are looking to try something new, we can’t wait to see you at Work-Shop!
Testimonials: ..."Though I have been painting for number of years I did not have a clear & exact idea about many of the things you taught us that day. And there is no place where anyone can come to know all those details in one go. So you did a great job." - Kithsiri Gunawardane "...Your workshop last Sunday was excellent - very well planned & informative. Good notes, demonstrations on varnishing, framing etc were all very well presented & we both gained the knowledge we were needing. Thanks a lot for organising the day..." - Glynis and Paul
"Hi Christopher. I really enjoyed the workshop. It was very informative and practical." -Kerrie
Right: Framing course review on CPAS Newsletter (please click to enlarge)
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