HCAA Presents: Understanding Realism Workshop with Rita Spaulding

Feb. 22-24, times TBA

The Birdie Gallery

195 South 5th St., Noblesville  

Cost: TBA

Understanding realism and how it relates to painting will strengthen your work, whether you paint still life, landscapes, portraits, or abstracts. How light falls across objects creating atmosphere in two dimensions will be the focus of this two day class. We’ll discuss the importance of a strong value structure, when to edit details out, and when to emphasize them. The goal of this class is to develop a higher level of visual perception and understanding, which will translate to greater visual strength in your paintings.  

Friday evening: (open to the public, time tba)

Free discussion and slide presentation discussing atmosphere, temperature, values, and the illusion of details in paintings. Progress pics of the artist’s paintings will be included.  Questions and answers after the presentation. 

Saturday: (all day, time tba)

Brief Introduction and Goals

Demonstration by the Artist

Quick Studies and quick critiques 

Lunch

Quick Demonstration by the Artist

Painting and critiques 

Sunday: (all day, time tba)

Demonstration by the Artist

Painting & critiques 

Lunch

Painting & critiques 

Last hour will be overall critiques of everything created, with emphasis on what to study moving forward 

HCAA Presents: Understanding Realism Workshop with Rita Spaulding
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