OIL PAINTING WITH JJ JIANG
Instructor: JJ Jiang
Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Workshop Fee: $200 members / $205 non-members
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Thinking Clearly, Painting Boldly in Oils
We all adore artists who can paint boldly, expressively and assertively. But before one can paint in this way, he must learn to paint with the head, not just the hand. He needs to form the habit of developing a roadmap for the piece before putting paint to the surface, especially in the early stages of his painting career.
In this workshop JJ will share with participants his straight forward approach to the medium of oil painting with the goal of developing a beautiful still life painting all the while enjoying the process. Using conceptual drawings, he will demonstrate his thinking processes as he plans his approach for the piece.
This workshop is tailored to artists from advanced beginner to advanced levels.
Through step-by-step live demo, JJ will bring the still life painting to completion. After each segment, he will guide participants in their individual work. Participants will have approximately 4 hours to finish their paintings. JJ will provide photos to be used for reference. Focus will be given to the fundamentals, such as drawing, value, color and color temperatures, and artistic (painterly) approach. Throughout the workshop, JJ will share his personal insight and wisdom as it relates to oil painting.
Thinking without painting = daydreaming
Painting boldly without thinking = nightmare
Thinking clearly & painting boldly = Success!