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The Still Life
This 4-week session we will be focusing on the still life. Realistic drawing/painting from life is one of the most difficult things to achieve. When you work from a photo it’s all there for you – the light source, the colors, the composition. It doesn’t move around. Learning to work from life is great practice and can be a valuable lesson in how to see. The more you paint from life, the stronger all of your work will be.
I’d like to start with one simple piece of fruit – an apple. I once painted 66 pastel apples in 66 days (long story) and I chose a selection here to illustrate how completely different each can be. An apple is an apple, right? No! So, you can see each background is different. Each color is different (even among all of the red ones). Each shape is a little different. Each degree of shiny or matte is different. Each pattern of light and color is different. Even each angle is a bit different.
Unwind, live in the moment, and have fun by painting pastel flowers. Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and make art following along with the lesson/photo of the day, work from your own photo, or simply watch and paint later! The camaraderie of this online class offers a unique opportunity to bring your art to a higher level by brainstorming with each other.
unwind with art
The Still Life
4-week Zoom class July 13 - August 3, 2021
Tuesday mornings from 10AM – 11:40AM CST.
$60 for the four-week class
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“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.”
~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
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Scientific studies have shown there is a connection between making art and reducing stress in your mind and body. Making art doesn't only make you feel better, it also creates tangible, physical changes in your body and brain.