CLASS NO. 6
MAR 28, 2021
ERIC HOTZ: ART CLASSES AT LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL
My sixth and final painting class of my 6-class series focused on a different art style. I created an acrylic painting for my class on a black canvas rather than a white canvas and then ran a demo of how to re-create this painting. Starting with a black canvas gives advantages such as working with shadows by applying thin layers of paint that allows the black canvas to show through and then creating highlights by applying heavy subsequent layers of paint. Painting like this allows for a fast rendering, which fit nicely into the 2-hour class. The canvas size was 11x14-inches vs the 16x20-inch paintings that we have been using previously, which also allowed for faster painting time and allows the student to paint their canvases without the need of a easel.
I created an 11x14-inch painting on black canvas for my class.
The start: A blank 11x14-inch black canvas.
Social distancing is important to maintain for student safety. Mask wearing is mandatory.
Step one, start by sketching in the basic elements.
The start of the day's painting by roughing in the main elements. Painting is always rewarding.
This painting gives students a different experience with acrylic painting.
Students bring their own paints and brushes to class. I do provide some brushes, paints, and pallet plates.
A student's paint pallette. Although messy, this is cleaner than my pallette by the end of a painting.
The master painting and the demonstration is within easy view. Questions are always welcomed.
The room suddenly became quiet as everyone worked away on their paintings.
Examining the target painting close up.
Working the final details of the Daisy painting.
A painting by one of my students at the end of the class.
A student's ompleted painting