This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is encouraged to develop his or her personal style and be open to new discoveries.
Connie’s recent art work has been taking a closer, more intimate look at nature. She is drawn to the quiet, meditative aspects of the natural world; fascinated by the shapes of plants, leaves, pods, branches and twigs and the play of light and shade on their surfaces. These patterns generate visual and meditative interest. Reflections and shadows offer a chance to stop and observe complex patterns in nature. This complexity can increase the meditative state by holding one’s attention and focus longer. My paintings investigate the different levels of reality we can observe in the natural world.
This class take place Monday-Friday, Sep 18-22, from 9am-1pm.
Cancellation reimbursement deadline: Fri, Sept 1