Painting Luscious Floral Still Life with Effigies with Teresa Oaxaca ~ Jan 27th-29th, 2017
Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the American Museum of the Cowboy, The former Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Art Renewal Center, The Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Posey Foundation, and The Portrait Society of America and the Museu Europeu D’Art Modern in Barcelona.
This 3-day workshop will teach still life painting using both direct and indirect methods. Students will receive a lecture and two instructor demos, and given opportunity to make two such paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model. Drawing, composition, value, color and edges will be discussed as well as art materials.
During the lecture and the class the symbolism and significance of vanitas themes, masks and dolls and other votives or human or animals effigies will be discussed in history and in current practice. An effigy (a representation of a person, especially in the form of a sculpture)- helps provide anomaly and interest, both contextually and aesthetically, in an otherwise wild and living arrangement of plants. The human brain, hard wired to see and recognize faces and make sense of disorder, can find endless hours of study in creating, painting and admiring arrangements such as this.
Special Opening Night/ Masquerade Ball Vernissage at Miano Gallery
Join us for a magical evening to celebrate a showing of original works by figurative artist Teresa Oaxaca at M Gallery.
on Jan 26th at 6:00pm at Southern Atelier.
(Please come dressed in masquerade for the occasion!)
Workshop Supply list
This is the recommended palette I use (Pigments Available at Natural Pigments We
Ultramarine Blue Green Shade
Antica Green Earth
Lemon Ochre (Yellow Ochre)
Chrome Yellow Primrose (cadmium yellow)
Lead Tin Yellow Dark (naples yellow)
Orange Molybdate (cadmium orange)
Pozzuoli Red (Venetian Red)
Cypress Umber Raw Dark (raw umber)
Lead White #1 (or titanium)
Bone Black (Ivory Black)
A red (Vermillion of Cadmium red light)
Vermillion (Cadmium Red) IMPORTANT please make sure you have one
Cobalt Chromite Blue (Cerulean Blue)
Verona Green Earth
Rublesol (odourless mineral spirits)
Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (shown in parentheses) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.
2 18×24 inch canvases (stretched or mounted on panel, or on dibond)
oil primed canvas is preferable. You may also go bigger.