April 19 & 20
10 am-4 pm EST @Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Jon Redmond
Jon will teach a “no drawing” approach to constructing a still life painting by letting the proper choice of value then color masses determine the eventual placement of edges and form. This painting process involves an intense focus on negative versus positive, light versus shadow and warm versus cool.
Utilizing a pattern of building and destroying shapes within the painting we will begin to embrace, rather than be afraid of oil paint’s inherent difficulties. This fluid approach gives you more flexibility and improves your ability to work your way out of any painting difficulty.
You will be setting up and working on your own still life subject with Jon to help guide you through the process and teaching you the skills to truly enjoy the exploration of the painted surface.
Some of the important topics that will be covered:
-Palette set up and pigments
-Proper use of a painting mediums
-developing your mark making
-The importance of value relationships.
-Elimination of contour line
-Seeing color temperature
-Simplifying color mixing
-Understanding atmospheric color
-Mixing neutral colors
-Thoughts on still life subject and composition
– Thoughts on customizing your paint kit and materials to suit your personal painting approach.
Students will bring a few small objects with them for their still life set up
Click here for materials list
About the artist:
Jon Redmond is a contemporary American painter known for his light filled landscapes and still life, as well as his love for painting architecture. He is a graduate of West Chester University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and earned his Masters of Fine Art from the University of Delaware. Aside from being honored with numerous awards Jon has been represented by the Somerville Manning gallery since 1992. His paintings are in collections including the Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine Valley Association, Arco Corporation as well as hundreds of private collections.
Jon has been teaching throughout the United States and also Europe for many years and has been featured in numerous art publications, newspapers.
We are unable to issue refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier or unless we are able to fill a cancelled spot with someone on our waiting list.