Nov. 13-17, Traditional Realism: Alla Prima Oil Painting with Max Ginsburg


Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4–7pm.

Artist Talk and Reception

You won’t want to miss this unique lecture from one of the great Master Artists of our time, Max Ginsburg. Mr. Ginsburg will talk about his work dealing with social issues, multi-figure paintings, and the influence of Old Masters in terms of their social concepts and realist skills. He will present some of his paintings completed over the last incredible 61 years of work. A question and answer session and a reception will follow his presentation. Please join us!

Cost for this amazing experience: $25.

Students who are registered to attend Mr. Ginsburg’s week-long workshop (11/13/2017 through 11/17/2017) are admitted free of charge.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:30 until 12pm.

Painting Demonstration

Join us for a morning to observe Master Artist Max Ginsburg as he demonstrates his art. He will paint, alla prima, a portrait study of a model. Starting on a blank canvas and without a preliminary pencil or charcoal drawing, Mr. Ginsburg will block in the basic shapes with respect to design, shapes, values, and especially proportions. He will then develop the forms using color, essentially mixtures of cool and warm colors. His goal is to capture the unique character of the model through the unique relationship of forms that he observes. He paints the forms he sees, not those he knows or has memorized. This requires constant and careful observation–or good drawing–for the duration of the painting. Mr. Ginsburg will discuss his process and entertain questions during the model breaks.

Cost for this once in a lifetime experience is $75. There is no additional cost for students who are registered for Mr. Ginsburg’s week-long workshop (11/13/2017 through 11/17/2017).

Monday, November 13 through Friday, November 17, 2017,

9:30 until 4pm daily.

Workshop in Traditional Realism and Alla Prima Painting

In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing. The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters. Max will critique each student’s painting daily, give painting from life demonstrations, and give talks about contemporary and traditional art in relation to the paintings we are doing in this workshop. You do not want to miss out on this chance to learn from this outstanding artist and teacher, Max Ginsburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP FEATURES:

* Live models daily

* Studies and long poses

* Ginsburg critiques and demonstrations daily

* Discussion of the concepts and procedures CONCEPTS EXPLORED

* Capture the unique character of the model

* Observing form and proportions carefully

* See color as form, using warm and cool colors

* Consider the illusion of depth

* See and paint the relationships of form

Dates:  Nov. 13-17, 2017

Price:  $850 ( Additional model fees will split among students. )

Ginsburg’s paintings are in many museums and private collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Brittain Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Hospital Workers Union 1199 and other public institutions.

He exhibited his fine art since1953 but from 1980 – 2004 he painted illustrations commissioned by the major publishing companies.

Ginsburg taught art over 50 years:

1960 – 1982 at The High School of Art & Design (NYC).

1984 – 2004 at The School of Visual Arts (NYC).

2008 – Present at The Art Students League of N.Y.

He has given many workshops around the U.S. and abroad.

In 2011 he published his book “Max Ginsburg – Retrospective”.

Over the years he exhibited and received many awards.  exhibitions:

2017 – Solo Exhibition, FEI Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

2017 – Solo Exhibition, Florence Academy Of Art, U.S.

2016 – Solo Exhibition, Highline Loft Gallery, NYC

2015 – The William Draper Grand Prize at The Portrait Society of America Competition

2014 – Solo Exhibition, ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY

2013 – Gold Medal Award, California Art Club, CA

2011 – Best In Show at The Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Butler Instite of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2011 – Retrospective Solo Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.

 

For more details and Bio before 2011 see Biography in web site www.maxginsburg.com


ginsburg_pat-shirtless20013Workshop Supply List

OIL PAINT

Titanium White (Large Tube)
The following in regular size tubes:

Cadmium Yellow Lt. or Pale

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red Lt.

Alizarin Crimson

Raw Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Green Pale., (Windsor Newton brand)

Cinnabar Green Medium (Rembrandt brand)

Viridian

Cerulean Blue

Ultra Marine Blue

Mars Black

BRUSHES

Raphael – Paris Classic, (Type #3572 Bristle Filbert) Size #4, #6, #8

Windsor Newton Lexington, Brights, Size #1, #2, #3 (or similar brushes)

Silver Brush Renaissance (Type #7110) Red Sable #1, #2

MEDIUMS

Linseed Oil

Turpenoid or Gamsol

SURFACES

Stretched Linen Canvas, oil primed (Portait Texture) and toned or

       Hardwood Panel, gessoed and primed and toned

– 4 Panels or Canvases  9″ x 12″

– 2 Panels or Canvases  12″ x 16″

– 1 Panel or Canvas  16″ x 20″ or 18″ x 22″

OTHER

– Two metal cups with caps (for turpenoid and linseed oil)

– Palette Knife

– Soap for washing brushes

– Rags and Paper Towels

– A French Easel with legs (for students who wish to sit while they paint) with a wooden or plastic palette, OR a 12″ x 16″ wooden paint box with a wooden or plastic palette for t hose students who wish to paint at a standing easel.

– A small sketch pad, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, a pencil and black ball pen.

ADDITIONAL

Bring whatever materials you are used to working with.

Dec. 4-13, Creating Large Compositions with Jove Wang

 

Painting in the Grand Manner

Creating Large Compositions with Jove Wang

Join Chinese master Jove Wang in this 10-day oil painting workshop. Jove will introduce you to the process of creating large compositions. In the past, historical and allegorical large compositions were deemed the most important branch of painting, and students had to demonstrate their ability to create such works before graduating. Unfortunately, for Americans it is almost a lost art.

Thanks to the vision of artists like Jove Wang, a revival is at hand to bring back this largely-forgotten skill and usher traditional art up onto a higher plateau. Through this special workshop, he intends to inspire as many artists as he can to accept the challenge of creating works of this caliber.

On the evening of the last day, we’ll have a party and a show at the studio to celebrate our success. You may invite other artists and guests to view the exhibition.

This workshop is open to all levels – Cost: $2500 for 10 days

Supply List:

This is a suggested list. There is no requirement. Bring whatever you are most comfortable with and are already using.

Canvas: cotton, linen or wood panel- Gessoed or oil primed

Bristol brushes – filbert or flat – Various sizes equivalent to 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Palette knives

Wood palette. White paper palette is not recommended.

Oil paint – Bring any colors that you are already using. In particular you can bring – titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, viridian and manganese blue.

Paper towels and sketch book

To prepare for the workshop, bring enough material for 3 to 5 compositions. The motif will be figures. You’ll start by doing several drawings, then a preliminary color sketch, and finally the large painting. The canvas for the final painting should not be smaller than 30×40. Depending on your transportation capacity, it can be as large as 50×60. You may wish to bring two canvases, depending on your speed and ability.

 Biography

Expressive Compositions in Oil with Jove WangJove Wang was born in China. As a youth, at age seven he apprenticed with the master painter Gang Gu, subsequently studying at Jilin School of Art for three years and graduating in 1982.

In 1984 he was accepted into the most prestigious art institute of China, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now named the China Academy of Art) and graduated as an honor student in 1988.

He also received professional training from the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1990 Jove Wang immigrated to the United States where he soon met with success, the beginning of a career that has garnered him national recognition.

In 1992 he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Bishop Roger Mahony for the Archdiocese Catholic Center in Los Angeles, and the following year painted a second portrait of Mahony, who by then had been named Cardinal, for exhibition at his Titular Church in Rome.

Other commissioned portraits followed, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonorich.

Since then he has turned his focus to painting scenes of the indigenous cultures of China, based on numerous travels into the far reaches of that country.

In 1997 Jove Wang was honored with the Best of Show at the California Art Club’s 88th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, and the following year he took the First Place in the figure category in the California Art Club’s 89th Annual Gold Medal Juried exhibition.

In 1999, he earned the Best of Show at the 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.

In 2000 he took the First Place at the prestigious Viewpoint 2000 Cincinnati Art Club Exhibition. That same year he also won three prizes at the Plein Air Tucson 2000 Exhibit in Tucson (Grand Prize, Best of Mission, and Best Design/Architecture).

In 2001 he won the Best of Show and Artists’ Choice Award at the 2001 Carmel Art Festival.

In March 2008, Jove’s portrait “Young Man” won Gold Medal Award by Japan Artist Association at Tokyo National Museum.

In 2009, “A Day on the Silk Road” was selected by the 11th National Exhibition of Fine Arts in China.

In 2003 Wang published a book of his paintings, entitled “Instinct and Feeling.”

From 1999 to 2006, Jove Wang was invited to present his works for solo exhibitions in many galleries and museums.

California museums that have shown his paintings include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Laguna Beach Art Museum, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, the Bowers Museum at Santa Ana and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Paintings by Jove Wang have also been exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah, and the Phippen Museum in Arizona.

In addition, paintings by Jove Wang are in the permanent collections of several important California art collections including those of the Bowers Museum,

the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the art collection of Mission San Juan Capistrano, as well as in the art collection of the Museum of Jilin, China.

Interviews with Jove Wang and reproductions of his paintings have appeared in various magazines including Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Workshop and American Artist.

Jove Wang also maintains a busy schedule teaching art classes and workshops to a wide circle of students eager to learn from a master artist. He has been invited to teach oil painting workshops at various art schools and galleries including the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition, the California Art Club has invited him to give demonstrations and lectures at the new campus of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and at the Autry Museum. Jove Wang is also a guest professor at several academies of fine art in China.

Jove Wang is a Signature Member of the California Art Club.

Feb.5,12,19, Watercolor with Vlad Yeliseyev

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Please call 941-753-7755 or email: info@SouthernAtelier.org.

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