Painting Still Lifes with Oil
Beginner to Advanced
June 27th through 30th
$550 per person
Qiang Huang will teach his 5 step method of painting a still life in oil. He will focus first on initial placement of the elements on the canvas; second on setting the values by designing the shadow and light patterns; third adding the colors, fourth modeling fine details, checking edges to sharpen or soften as needed; finally the consolidation phase -- adding final touches to complete the painting.
The typical workshop starts with a Qiang Huang still life demonstration in the morning where he will demonstrate and discuss his 5 step process for painting a still life. After lunch, each student will start their own still life following the method demonstrated before lunch. Qiang will work with each student individually to assist them in understanding and utilizing his process.
On the second day, Qiang will again demonstrate painting a still life but this time he will paint the only the first step and stop. Then the students will also paint the first step of their own still life on their canvas and stop. Then Qiang will paint the second step and stop. Each student follows along and paints their second step and stops. Then the next three steps are done it the same fashion with Qiang demonstrating that step and then stopping to let the students catch up on their own painting. On the third day, Qiang will demonstrate the student's choice of a still life, landscape, portrait or