Learn to create dramatic paintings with impressionistic brushwork. The emphasis will be on composition and value to create visual interest and lead the eye through the painting. Learn to place the figure in your landscape scenes. This will be a fun and inspirational workshop!
Day One: Landscape Fundamentals
Covers the key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Students will learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before them with a simplified design and correct color relationships.
Day Two: of Figure FundamentalsCovers the fundamentals of drawing and painting the figure: gesture and simplifying forms. Learn to place the figure in the landscape by drawing the essence of the figure with simple shapes. Understand the anatomy of each pose and suggest the figure rather than render in detail. You ’ll also learn to mix value and temperature as a unit using clean color to create the illusion of light.
About the Instructor
Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Cedrone work has been featured in numerous art publications such as Plein Air Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. Cedrone is also a popular workshop instructor and teaches worldwide.
Curious about Abstract Painting? Do you love to work with color for its own sake? Has a strong abstract painting ever stopped you in your tracks at a museum or show? Have you ever searched an abstract painting, following each mark, hidden or revealed, and let your eye trail around a canvas, captivated by colors and their supporting shapes?
In our class we will follow a method which builds, layer upon layer, a story on a canvas. We will explore color and how to manipulate it to its highest purpose (to support and showcase a different color? To shine on its own?) And to use marks which are uniquely our own, as well as collage if you like and all kinds of mark makers.
Kelley has been painting and making art for 40 years. She has won numerous awards and loves being a painting instructor. She was a watercolor painter first, then an oil painter and now has found her joy in the acrylic medium. Until 3 years ago she was strictly a representational painter, but discovered the world of Intuitive Abstracts and is enthusiastically exploring this exciting method every day. Kelley loves to travel and paint plein air as well, and has painted in Holland, Canada, numerous times in Mexico as well as across the United States. She will be bringing plein air students to San Miguel de Allende, along with her friend and fellow artist Paula Villanova in February on a painting workshop. An Art History major at Wheaton College, she fell in love with the actual making of art. Living presently in Providence RI, she is an exhibiting member of the Providence Art Club and a devoted member of the North River Arts Society.
Materials List for Kelley MacDonald’s Abstract Painting Workshop
All, or as many as you can manage:
Disposable palette of any size - but bigger is better!
Artist’s Tape (Painting tape OK too!)
Brushes and Mark Makers:
And (any of these):
BASCIALLY bring what you have - don’t go spend a fortune - we will have things to try~!
FLEX YOUR IMAGINATION
If you have taken an abstract class from me you probably already have everything you need!
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