Throughout the workshop, Paul will be doing demonstrations and hands-on instruction. This is the time tested method of teaching and learning. The handling and management of paint, the correct direction of brushstrokes, the density and bush-ability of paint and applied pressure are skills best learnt through observation.
Students will learn to copy and replicate the brush work and colors of Master Painters from the past. Starting with Tom Thomson as the first project to the second painting where students select their choice of a Master painting to copy from. Copying the brushwork form a variety of painters enables one to be more versatile and flexible. This will become a skill that is of great value when facing the challenges of a variety of subject matter. Often times painters become too familiar with their own techniques and paint application and it is always advisable to learn to adapt to methods of painting and brushwork not previously explored. The importance of the direction of brush work and how the eye moves around a painting will be explored.
Discussions and demonstrations will help students gain more confidence in the handling of oil paint, the use and choice of various brushes and how oil painting mediums impact the flow of paint. Oil painting concepts such as imprimatura, tonal methods, sight size measurements will be taught.
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