Sarah Spackman, AROI, RBA
Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her stunning still-life paintings. Her work is in many private collections and a number of paintings are part of the contemporary art collection of the AIB Bank. For more information about Sarah and her work see www.sarahspackman.com
This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour mixing skills and to refresh their thoughts on composition, using flowers as the inspiration.
- Tutor, Sarah Spackman, AROI, RBA
- November 19, 20 (weekend)
- 10.00 – 4.00
- A light lunch will included. Please tell us if you have any dietary necessities
- Tea and coffee available all day.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST – PEOPLE DROP OUT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF A SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE
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What to expect on this course
You will bring a chosen flower to the workshop.
Initially you will look at the structure and individuality your chosen flower, and explore its particular character through drawing and tonal studies. To broaden this approach we will look at paintings of flowers by a variety of artists, and look at the history of flower painting in oils.
Sarah will be drawing and painting with the students during each session. Questions are always welcome as she paints.
Students return to their chosen flower and we will begin to look at composition, tone and colour. We will begin to talk about flattening and abstracting the shapes and colours to create the form.
The chosen flower composition and set up will be contemplated and discussed. We will explore the structure, form and specific character of the flower the colour and value relationships over the whole painting.
This is an oil painting masterclass. The following are a list off suggested colours.
- Titanium White,
- Lemon Yellow,
- Cadmium Yellow,
- Yellow Ochre,
- Raw Sienna,
- Cadmium Red,
- Alizarin Crimson,
- Cerulean Blue,
- Cobalt Blue,
- Raw Umber
A flexible palette knife, A large palette, 2 oil painting brushes of different sizes (eg. 2 and 4), 2 jam jars, Low odour solvent eg Sansodor,
Lots of rags (very important!)
2 small boards or canvases e.g.. 25x30cm or thereabouts,
You will be painting your own flower and vase,