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Course Description

Capture the fluid language of color and reflection painting cut flowers in a vase– an artistic icon that has intrigued painters throughout the ages. Elizabeth will guide students to harness the movement and energy of the natural world through line, composition, and value to create an active canvas plain. Focus will be placed on where to establish mass or place detail, how transparent high chromatic pigments can be mixed or glazed, and ways to convey a logical light source. This three week class will offer two different studio still lifes for you to work from, whether you prefer creating a few quick studies, developing one painting over time. All levels welcome, a basic knowledge of drawing is preferable.

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Materials

All materials supplied.

Floral Still Life

Elizabeth Congdon

Elizabeth Congdon is an oil painter best known for her floral still lifes and plein-air landscapes. She received her BA in Art at University of California at Santa Cruz, and her MFA with honors in Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. She grew up in New York City, and later moved to Jamestown, RI, where she co-founded the Jamestown Arts Center. She has been a member of the AAN since 1998, and now is the Director of Adult Programming. She is represented on Nantucket by Robert Foster Fine Art.
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