Followed by an hour for clean up, discussion and pot luck lunch
September 26 through November 21
An 8 week course, tuition: $200
Each week we will work with a different subject such as an orange, a tart, a flower in a vase, cracked egg with yolk, limes etc.. We will do a rough value study (black and white) and then paint the object in color working on 8"x10" panels. The focus will be on how to use value, composition and color to describe forms in space. In the first class we will review materials, prep our panels and do a study.
(Make up classes: two additional sessions are available, December 5 and December 12.)
Enrollment is limited, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive a materials list.
For a few days in marrakech Elizabeth and I stayed in a suite of rooms over an alleyway a few steps from the Jma el Fnaa. These two windows looked in opposite directions over the pinky-orange alleyway (the name of which I cannot locate on any map).
These are some teaching notes for working from a photograph. A loose value study on the left in pencil and a color study on the right in watercolor, with my attempt at writing Jmaa el Fnaa in Arabic (woefully incorrect but I maintain that the reward is in the effort.) I used the same reference photo for this painting last year. Which is currently on display at Tea in Sahara. I am looking forward to the Wednesday watercolor classes which will resume there this week!
This is a painting of the interior of a beautiful restaurant on the lively Rue Riad Zitoun el Kedim (the old olive road, not to be confused with the new olive road, parallel, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid) in Marrakech. One afternoon last week (after a bit of sketching in the street) I found that I was tired, thirsty and not engaged for another hour. A beautiful doorway caught my eye and I asked the nicely dressed man standing next to it what lay inside. He led me into a cool, lavish, domed interior and up an elaborately tiled staircase for a cup of mint tea. It was an intense contrast from the dusty, crowded streets below.
Elizabeth is in the south of France right now staying at a restored 14th century chateau near the medieval town of Duras, pictured here with its clock tower. Meanwhile, here in Providence, it is school vacation week and my son and I (who no longer wishes to be referred to as Captain Spectacular but said this one last reference is okay) are off to the Roger Williams Park Zoo now!