PAINTING ANIMALS WORKSHOP
Date: July 25 - 28, 2018
Location: Langley, Washington
Skill Level: All levels
On the first morning of this workshop we will meet at my studio in Langley and then set
out exploring Whidbey Island for animal subjects to paint. There are a wide variety of
animals to choose from -- including sheep, cows, horses, alpaca, deer, birds and
rabbits -- and we will photograph a selection of these animals for painting reference.
After lunch, we will gather back in my studio where I will demonstrate my process for
painting from photo reference and my methods and materials for oil painting.
Workshop participants will then use the next three days to create a painting (or
paintings) of animals they have photographed. Emphasis will be placed on
composition, accurate drawing, correct values, fresh color mixtures and edge control.
Personal attention will be given to each participant and further painting demonstrations
will be provided as needed.
A good quality camera with zoom capability is recommended, as is a laptop or tablet for
the studio days. Alternatively, you may have color prints of your reference photos