HCAA Presents: Understanding Realism Workshop with Rita Spaulding

Feb. 22-24

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 Meet and Greet Reception: (5:30-7:30p; open to the public)
Free discussion and slide presentation discussing atmosphere, temperature, values, and the illusion of details in paintings. Progress pics of Rita’s paintings will be included.  Questions and answers after the presentation.
Saturday: (10a-5p)
Brief Introduction and Goals
Demonstration by the Artist
Quick Studies and quick critiques
Lunch
Quick Demonstration by the Artist
Painting and critiques
Sunday: (10a-5p)
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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