A “still life” is a story… The subject matter needs to contain elements of the story, they are not objects to be rendered… that’s illustration. Making a painting from elements of a still life needs a thorough exploration of what can make an engaging composition. I will supply the subject material, the lighting and the discussion and demonstration to guide you through the process. It’s challenging and its pretty fun too!
JohnDavid is a resident of Stayner and an award-winning artist and teacher. He conducts many workshops including teaching in the summer program at Haliburton campus of Fleming College, and recently lead an en plein air painting trip to the south of France.
This workshop is appropriate for both acrylics and oils. Bring your usual materials for painting. JohnDavid will bring copies of a photo reference related to the specific skills he will be teaching. If you have a painting you are working on and would like some help with, bring that along too. Canvas size should not be less than 12”x16” and not greater than 18”x24”. Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table, and only odourless solvents (no turpentine).