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Workshop: Mixed Media Bold Botanicals
April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (One hour break for lunch)
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Members: $200; Non Members: $230
Adults, teens 16+ (with approval)
Instructor: Annie O’Brien Gonzales, Ph.D.
In this workshop students will loosely paint floral subject matter from real flowers, photos and the imagination, have a lot of fun and create beautiful work. Students will paint in an expressive style, which encourages the artist to incorporate their own personal creativity through choice of subject matter, color palette and creative compositions to create exciting personal paintings. So to be clear, the workshop is not about creating realistic botanical drawings. In this workshop students will have a lot of fun experimenting with materials, tools and compositions to create pieces filled with color. Students will also learn to “personalize” their paintings by making expressive choices. Students will learn a methodical approach to planning and creating a painting, how to find inspiration, developing a color scheme and critiquing their own work. The class will create one or two paintings each day, and the instructor will provide handouts to remind students of the process at home.
Drawing pencil & small sketchbook
Synthetic or bristle “bright” brushes- 1⁄2″, 1″, 2″
Golden or Liquitex Acrylic Matte Medium-small jars
Golden or Liquitex Acrylic Heavy Body Paints small tubes- cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, ultramarine blue, pthalo green blue shade, cadmium red medium, cadmium red light, quinacridone magenta, titanium white
Paper towels or rags
Pad of disposable palette sheets or parchment paper for mixing paint.
3-4 Painting surfaces- inexpensive canvases or canvas panels 16” × 20” or larger
Apron or paint shirt
Something to transport paintings home (pizza box, box lid)
The instructor will bring mixed media tools (collage paper, crayons, pencils, etc.) for students to use but are strongly encouraged to bring some of these items from home.
“Also take some time to clip pictures from magazines that depict flowers, colors or compositions that make you swoon; take photos on your phone as you walk through your neighborhood; jot down the painters you love so you will have some inspiration for your paintings.”
About Annie O’Brien Gonzales:
Annie is a full-time professional painter in Santa Fe, NM. She shows her work in galleries and teaches painting workshops in her Santa Fe studio, Ghost Ranch and other venues across the country. She is also a docent at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Annie has recently published her first book “Bold Expressive Painting-Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media” along with three videos on expressive mixed media painting through Northlight Publishing. For more information check her website at: www.annieobriengonzales.com.