Sunday, October 19, 2014

Red Pear and Classy News

My oil painting class started last week and I have a really nice group of students.  Our first lesson focused on values.  (A value is how light or dark a particular color is).  Values are easiest to see in a monochromatic painting.

I asked everyone to pick a dark color on their palette and we created paintings using just that color plus white.  I chose a rich, dark red - Alizarin Crimson.  My demo for the class is above.

As long as the values are correct, the color doesn't really matter.  In the next class, we are going to repaint our pears using color.  Stay tuned!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oil Painting Demo - Thursday October 9

Please join me for an entertaining and informative oil painting demonstration.  I will begin with a blank canvas and explain my painting technique as I create an original piece of art. 

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford MA 
Cost: Free*   

*Those who make a $10 donation will be entered into a raffle to win an original painting at the end of the evening.   All donations benefit the PCA.

No registration necessary.

I am also teaching an oil painting class (also at the Parish Center for the Arts) that begins on Thursday, October 16 and runs for 6 weeks.  For complete details and to register, click here.