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Impressionistic Painting in Acrylic

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave

Saturday, February 2: 10 am–3 pm, (includes a break for lunch)

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. We will discuss historical examples of impressionism, analyzing the techniques of artists such as Monet and Turner. Then using demonstration and guided steps, students will work from photographs to create their own impressionist style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods. Supply List available online.
$80

Register online or by phone 262-375-3676

An Interesting Read!

An Interesting Read!

I picked this book up at the library earlier this week.  I just thought it sounded interesting… and it is!  It’s a bit of a “how to” book, but it covers a lot of information about materials and techniques.  The author, Jonathan Stephenson, ties together historical information with painting technique without being dry or academic.  He also really creates a broad perspective on how many different ways there are to paint!  I am having fun with it and might even have to paint along with a few of the demos.

Paint with the Impressionists, Jonathan Stephenson, 1995, Thames & Hudson

Impressionism

Impressionism

I just wrapped up a 3 week class on Impressionist style landscape painting at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.  Being on a bit of a break from my regular studio work, I felt like channeling my inner impressionist yesterday.  Working from photographs I took at Peninsula State Park earlier this month, I whipped up some autumn paintings in acrylic.  I tried to force myself to stay loose and intuitive with the paint.  I tried to relinquish some control of mixing and detail.   I had fun and  I know that this will certainly inform my work going forward.  The classes I teach inevitably change me as an artist for the better.