The Power of Composition with Amy Peterson
Saturday, October 12, 10am - 1pm. $45, supplies needed. $45 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place.
When it comes to turning our photographs into paintings, how can we improve the odds for a successful painting by strengthening the composition, no matter what the subject is? While compositional choices are unique to each artist, the Guidelines and Steps in this workshop will help you think more constructively and creatively about your compositions, and can shed light on your personal artistic strengths and current preferences. Amy will walk you through her steps with a variety of her own photographs that she has referenced for paintings. Then you will do the same thing using your personal photographs, with lo-tech or no-tech tools, to suit your preference. Amy uses the iPad Pro and the Procreate app as well as traditional thumbnail sketches on paper. All levels welcome. All mediums welcome.
Materials and Agenda: Bring 2-3 of your photos that you are interested in referencing for paintings. Un-cropped if possible. These may be on a digital device such as a phone or tablet, or printed photographs. Bring a sketchbook and your favorite sketching utensil(s). (Amy typically uses HB and 2B pencils, and likes General's brand "Sketch & Wash" pencil.) Digital device if you prefer to use tech tools or apps as tools when painting.
A recent artist attendee review:"Wow!!! I had one of those “A-ha!” moments. Amy explains the material clearly and concisely and it has definitely helped me to grow as an artist." - V.M.