Learn the secrets of the great masters such as DaVinci, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Leffel, and others in creating powerful paintings! Chiaroscuro is the bold contrast of dark and light as a method of painting that has been used by artists since the renaissance to create drama and the illusion of volume in modeling objects. We will explore and emulate this dramatic way of painting to create our own masterpiece.
GOALS: The goal is to complete a chiaroscuro painting with a focus on dramatic lighting effect. We will focus on painting the abstract beauty of the light emerging from the darkness. Each weekly lesson will prepare us for each next step. You will be able to paint each step as I demo each step.
By the end of the course, we should be able to:
- Finish a strong 3 dimensional chiaroscuro still life painting
- Be able to clearly separate the light from the darks
- Create a clear focal point in the painting with additional supporting points of interest which keep the viewer in the painting.
Thursdays, August 6, 20, 27, September 3 from 9:30am-12:30pm EST