2017 Workshops

June 5th -9th 2017 – Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN

Contemporary Still Life Painting

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Townsend Atelier


July 31st
 – August 11th – 2017
TEN DAY Still Life Intensive – Brugge, Belgium

I’m very excited to announce a 10 day workshop I’ll be teaching in 2017 at the Flemish Classical Atelier in Brugge, Belgium!479045_568980799801022_660783420_o

Come paint still life with me in Europe!
July 31 – August 11th, 2017.

Contemporary Still Life in a Classical manner is a ten day oil painting course focused on realist painting using methods of the Old Masters. It is open to anyone who paints in oil, from beginner to advanced.

Students will learn a layered indirect painting technique, incorporating underpainting, layering and glazing. We will explore a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and depth of form to create a luminous work of art with a high level of finish.

Emphasis will be placed on design, composition, and lighting to create a dramatic still life set up. Working from direct observation, we will cover the basic elements of painting in oil – from the initial drawing on canvas, to color, value, edge control, glazing/scumbling, and final varnishing.

Students will begin with a simple still life using one object, and advance to a complete narrative scene incorporating food and drink of their choice.waffles

Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.

Waffles, Chocolate, and Beer. Oh my!


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September 10-16, 2017  – Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD
Contemporary Still Life Painting

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The Compass Atelier