Composition for Representational PaintingOil, acrylic, pastel OR watercolour
Places are limited to 12 students for all workshops.
20–21 February 2021
The greatest painters in the realist traditions have also been great designers. While non-representational abstract art is often easier to analyse in terms of composition, underpinning the work of representational masters is a strong appreciation for composition.
This weekend we will analyse how these artists elevated the motifs observed from the three dimensions of life into masterpieces of two dimensional art.
About the tutor
Ian Chapman paints in various media. He has shown his paintings throughout Australia for fifty years and exhibits regularly in France where he was a principal artist at the French Pastel Society’s international exhibition in La Rochelle in 2018.
He is Vice President and a Life Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.
See his website ianchapman.com.au or Google Ian Chapman Australian Artist.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
Day one: we will be exploring concepts primarily using pencil and paper so bring
- an A4 pad,
- 2B pencil and
- black marker with a chisel point.
Day two: I will encourage you to create multiple concepts rather than labour on one or two. My emphasis is on design rather than technique, so you may use the medium of your choice.
Choose an economic surface appropriate to your medium as this will encourage experimentation [expensive papers and canvas are inhibiting!].
Not large, A3 [32×45 cm] or quarter imperial [37×28 cm] as a guide.
Ten sheets minimum.
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Composition for Representational Painting
BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction. Payment includes model fee & refreshments. BYO lunch.