Wonders never cease to amaze me as I watch individuals who believe they have no creative skills come to life after witnessing for themselves their hidden abilities…such payment for me.
Emphasis was placed on the use of lights and shadows to create different shapes, angles and depth in the painting.
Light, shadows, and midtones?
This time around, students were able to explore how to paint rocks using a limited, monochromatic palette. Much of the emphasis was placed on the use of lights and shadows to create different shapes, angles and depth in the painting and to form the ‘illusion’ of rocks.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) August-September Lessons will be commencing the third in a series of oil painting lessons for 2017 starting this coming August 9th.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) August-September Lessons
Create a beautiful painting in this FIVE (5) easy lessons; designed specifically for those with no previous painting experience. The focus in this next series of lessons is “rocks in water”…big ones, small ones, medium ones… Whatever size your heart desires. We’ll put (create)’em in there. Think of painting rocks as creating miniature mountains, but with the ease of painting a mole-hill. Sticking to our usual 3-color pallet makes the process that much easier. I will take you through all the step to a finished painting you’ll be proud to hand on your wall and show off to friends.
Recovery West August-September Oil Painting Classes
Join me beginning Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Recovery West for this fun and creative way to heal through art while building your confidence. Get to know the creator in YOU! See Cathy at RW drop-in Centre for registration details.
Oil canvas painting for beginners | Painting rocks in water that has depth and appears three-dimensional
Recovery West Oil Painting For Beginners Session 2- 2017
Another RW Oil Painting Class Complete: I have had the pleasure of sharing my passion for art and teaching with my peers at Recovery West for more than three years now. Each time a session comes to its completion I feel a certain measure of healing take place and a boost overall self-confidence in my students and for me as well. The final lesson of each session is always a mix bag of emotions as the students gaze at his and-or her painting in disbelief of what they’ve created. Tears flow, cheeks rise with smiles and a stronger belief in self takes form. The entire process is visual proof we are all creative Beings.
This time around the focus was placed on clouds.
As with previous oil painting for beginners offered at RW, this session also had a subject of focus. This time around the focus was placed on clouds. Past subject included, simple techniques for painting water, evergreens, and mountains. These subject will be repeated in future lessons.
First time oil painting – Rebecca
Second time oil painting – Joanne
First time oil painting – Judy
Another RW Oil Painting Class Complete
Thank you Rebecca, Joanne, and Judy and all former students who made time to help me help them. Continue painting. Let this be one in many paintings you’ll do. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further assistance with subsequent art work. By all means, continue to heal through art.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons: This being the second series of oil painting lessons of 2017, for some of the members at RW (Recovery West: CMHA); students are off to a ‘feel good’ start working on their skies. Some have chosen to paint on their canvases using a landscape orientation while others prefer the ‘portrait’ view. What feels right for each is the best way.
Art is Therapy! RW (Recovery West) April-May Lessons
Create a beautiful painting in FIVE (5) easy lessons. Go home with a finished painting you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends. This time around students are focusing on painting a basic sky with a few Cumulonimbus clouds. By using a simple technique I have coined “cleaning the brush”, students gain a clear understanding of how simple it is to paint realistic looking clouds.
We are using a brand of Ultramarine blue to lay in the ‘Zenith’ and ‘Horizon’ of the sky. Tune in next time to see how the students combine these two elements into a sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional.
Oil canvas painting for beginners | Painting A sky that has depth and appears three-dimensional