ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed for students who desire a two day span of time to devote to studying the exquisite form of roses. Radiant, luminous and alive, roses captivate a sensitive painter’s soul, and set off sparks of energy that excite the viewer’s imagination and senses.
Some previous drawing and painting experience is required, in order to get the maximum benefit from this fast paced painting workshop. Advanced drawing skill, and having attended a previous painting workshop given by Karen O’Neil would be good prerequisites.
Karen O’Neil will give demonstrations and lectures each morning. Color mixing, color relationships, and mapping are some of the major painting issues that will be covered on day one. Materials and keeping yourself and your space organized will be discussed, and woven into the fabric of the workshop.
Crisp, sharp drawing combined with careful observation of warm and cool colors will be the mission of this intense, focused 2-day workshop. – Direct “alla prima” method of painting will be demonstrated and encouraged. The life force of a rose captured with fresh, direct, bold strokes of paint.
Day two covers structure, geometry, logic, planes, angles and composition as students complete their paintings. Special emphasis is given to color overlap, interconnectedness, and the characteristics of the specific individual rose form that the student has chosen. Students should plan on bringing two canvases or boards, white – not toned, no larger than 12”x12”. Goal of this workshop is to visually dissect and construct with planes of color and value, the form of a single rose.
Roses will be provided.
Students will have the benefit of working with an established, award winning instructor. Lots of individual attention and critique are standard in a Karen O’Neil workshop.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
July 17–18, 2017, Monday–Tuesday, 9 AM–4 PM