Painting the Floral Still Life with Gregg Kreutz
Saturday September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017
Gregg Kreutz returns to The Art Guild with a workshop that will focus on painting the floral still life. Flowers with paired with objects and fruit, turning them into compelling dramas of light and shadow. The focus will be on revealing the significant and obscuring the less meaningful.
This workshop will explore how to create effects with paint strokes and palette knife swipes. Students will strive to make the canvas not only a depiction of observed reality, but also a celebration of the beauty of the flower.
Painting the floral still life is not only a worthy subject in its own right, but it can also provide vital learning skills for all other genres – landscape, portrait, interior and figure. Each of these is made easier by a familiarity with the art of the still life.
Materials list will be provided.
Though other mediums are welcome, the workshop will only be taught with, and demonstrated in, oils.
Gregg Kreutz is an award winning painter and author of the classic artist’s guide, Problem Solving for Oil Painters. After graduating from NYU, he pursued his training as a painter at the Art Students League of New York, winning a merit scholarship. He studied with Frank Mason, Robert Beverly Hale and most significantly, David Leffel. Gregg teaches drawing and painting at the Art Students League as well as workshops throughout the US and around the world.