Still Life Composition
Judy Vilmain, Instructor
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 18 & 19
Time 10 am – 4 pm
Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth
- All your usual painting gear.
- A variety of supports in different sizes and aspect ratios.
- A viewfinder.
- A hand mirror.
Judy Vilmain, Red Pitcher with Lemons
So much of the time we artists paint from photographs, whether it’s landscapes or cityscapes or portraits. Setting up a still life in your own studio from time to time gives you the very pleasurable experience of painting from life, and it keeps your drawing skills sharp. It also allows you to have complete control of the shapes, colors, and arrangement of your subject matter.
But you don’t want to paint another ordinary, boring still life. In this workshop we will go over different types of still life paintings, and explore in detail what it takes to make your still life paintings more compelling:
Here are some of the things that we will touch upon during this workshop:
How to find and choose objects you will enjoy painting.
How to arrange objects into a good composition.
Different ways of lighting a setup.
Common mistakes in still life paintings.
How to arrange your studio for still life painting