With an appreciation and respect of individuals style we will work on close up observation and light, composition and setting the painting tonally.
Then we proceed to the building up and layering of colour to capture the light.
We explore the “still life” genre using seasonal fruit vegetables and foliage
Each student can expect to complete 2-3 paintings.
What participants should bring:
1. Pencil (graphite good) + white pencil, scissors and a ruler.
2. We provide table easels and lights.
If you want to use a larger one and prefer to stand, you will need to provide your own.
3. Bring your favourites or a simple selection in a packet.
Include: Round brushes – an 10 + 8 +4 + 1
Flat brushes – 4 – 10
1 fine brush – 5/0
4. Canvasses: At least 2 (12” x 14” or 12” x 16)
Bigger if you work bigger.
Bear in mind framing, deep edged no frame required, flat for framing.
In 2 days we look to finish 2-3 paintings, so bring 3-4 canvases.
5. Charlotte brings some china, but if you have a favourite plate bring it … but bear in mind simple is best!
6. Old rags.
7. Charlotte will bring table cloths, lace an dtea towels, wall paper designs as a reference.
8. Charlotte will provide plastic plates as a palette.
9. Charlotte will provide an array of seasonal fruit and vegetables + foliage to choose from.
10. If you have a favourite from your garden …flowers, fruit, vegetables or pods with foliage, please bring them.
Some materials will be supplied ($20 fee payable to tutor on day 1)
About the tutor
Charlotte likes cabbages.
‘They are both simple and complex.
Painting involves layering their leaves to the light, all while the cabbage itself is decaying on duty.
When I need to see an analyst, I paint a cabbage instead… then I’m right’.
Charlotte has been painting and exhibiting for 40 years. She exhibits in Australia, New Zealand, and Chateau de Villandry in France. She teaches still life painting at Sydney Botanic Gardens and Sturt School in Mittagong, NSW.
‘Initially the ‘Still Life’ genre in early Dutch paintings was to show plenty in time of scarcity. Nowadays I want to show simplicity in times of plenty. To focus on the ordinary. It’s the shaft of morning light on over ripe plums on a kitchen bench’.
Charlotte runs with the seasons, capturing an array of fruit and vegetables in all its luscious glory.
‘I start trying to keep things simple and drown in complexity and pattern … looking for the life. So ‘still life’ is not so still. It captures a moment in time … the seed, the glory moment and the blemishes … before decay’.
THERE IS A LIMIT OF 10 PARTICIPANTS.
ONLY PAID APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON THIS FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AT BAS' DISCRETION.
WORKSHOP PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, OR FOR ABSENCE FROM ALL OR PART OF THE WORKSHOP. WORKSHOPS MAY BE CANCELLED IF NUMBERS ARE INSUFFICIENT.
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