Kathleen Buck

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Lynne Wintermute


Work with Kathleen on abstracting an image, but keeping it recognizable. Be aware of eye-flow, values and colors to make an exciting, semi-abstract painting.

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Learn how to paint exciting acrylic paintings using two flexible palette knives.
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Learn and refine the technique of pouring diluted acrylic paints to create textures. Let it dry. Then develop an image within to create amazing paintings.

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Discover the versatility of the acrylic medium as we lean to mimic the qualities of watercolors.

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Learn how to turn your garden produce into a great composition, and then paint along with Kathleen.  

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Learn how to paint convincing rocks. We will discuss shapes, values and how to put interesting rocks in your composition.

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Learn how to make hair and fur convincing without panting in photorealism.  

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We live in wine country. Learn how to compose and paint beautiful scenes from our local vineyards.

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Don't just paint a subject, then try to figure out what do do for a background. Learn how to block in the shapes of the entire painting, then refine it to the painting you want.  

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Knowing basic concepts of eye flow, values and design can strengthen your paintings and make them more successful.  

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Learn how to apply perspective to a three dimensional object in space, then add light & shadow to creatively define & clarify the various forms.

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Learn how to use foreshortening, which flattens out and shortens the length of an object, to simulate perspective, and make the figures look accurate.
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Learn to capture the effect of the translucent foreground, the deeper, reflective background, and other issues involved in painting water.  

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Learn how to paint convincing drops of rain on a surface and hanging from a branch.
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When painting in watercolor, learn to save the white areas by painting negative shapes in the background. Start building white trees by painting what is seen behind them.
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Learn to link your dark and light shapes. Concentrate on the abstract patterning of light and dark shapes so that your viewer's eyes can travel throughout the painting.  

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Learn to paint convincing trees without painting every leaf and twig.

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Learn about underpainting, texture, drawing, transferring, composition and color. Supplies needed: *one wood or canvas pre-gessoed substrate, 12"x12" or larger; *Tube acrylics in black, white, red and a variety of your favorite colors; *Gesso; *Tissue paper; *1" and 1/2" FLAT acrylic brushes; *Pencil; *Drawing paper.

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Paint your transferred composition using acrylic tube paint, scraping, collage and stamps for texture and whimsy.  
Basic Supplies Needed: *Stamps * Scrapers
*Collage Papers   *Tubes of Acrylic Paint
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Learn this luminous and beautiful method of painting.  Oil & Cold Wax can be abstract, include realism or landscape. Paintings have depth, layers, texture, collage and more.  

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Watch Demos on these steps: 1) Underpainting in acrylic on paper;
2) Texturing in Acrylic;
3) Preparing Oil & Cold Wax;
4) Beginning Layers of Color;
5) Use of Brayer, Squeegee & Palette Knife.
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Study the Basics of Landscape. Learn to simplify any landscape and to shake it up with color combinations and values hidden from the artist's eye!

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Loosen up and learn the tools to help you become a more abstract painter. Lynne will share the basics that will lead you to abstraction, whether a simplified landscape, or an abstracted composition.  

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Loosen up and learn the tools to help you become a more abstract painter. Lynne will share the basics that will lead you to abstraction, whether a simplified landscape, or an abstracted composition.  

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Part 1 of this 2 part class begins with a slide show on Van Gogh's life and history as an artist. There will then be a demo followed by instruction and painting session focused on a detail of a Van Gogh painting. (This is a first in a series of "The Styles of Painters We Love".)

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In Class 2 we will discuss the successes and challenges of painting the assignment from class 1. Then we will pick a painting to replicate in our own unique style. This painting will be started in class with guidance on composition, color, light and movement.

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Class 1 begins with a slide presentation of Claude Monet's life and art followed by a demo explaining how to paint in his unique style. You will be sent details of several paintings to replicate in class or on your own time.

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