LIFE DRAWING & FACE-FIGURE SESSIONS AT SEMIAHMOO

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Life Drawing

The Semiahmoo Recreation and Art Center will sponsor an “open” life drawing session, Friday mornings 10 am – 12:30noon,  from Sept 16th thru December 2 (12 weeks). Tony O’Regan and/or Susan Falk will organize models (draped & undraped) and room, lighting, etc. The Center will commit to sessions every Friday, if it proves viable and this would be repeated after Christmas.

The sessions are ‘informal’ in the sense that there is no formal instruction.  Participants pay $50 for 5 session parcels, which can be spread throughout the 12 weeks. Members of the Arts Council can have 6 sessions for the price of 5. There will be a subscriber/ attendee list at the door for name check-off. We may consider promoting a show at the end (at least on the internet). Payment/registration can be made at the Arts council front desk when you arrive or beforehand.

Semiahmoo Rec-Arts Center,     14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 9P5

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All supported by demonstration – instruction on Tony’s video website   www.toregan.com

Semiahmoo Rec-Arts Center,     14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, BC

4 MONDAY EVENINGS Fall  2016 –

Drawing the FACE:  

Mainly drawing, using charcoal and a variety of other mediums, but with an emphasis on portraiture, lighting and expressions, hair, etc. We may also explore basic color mixing for fleshtones.

All supported by demonstration – instruction on Tony’s video website:   www.toregan.com

4 MONDAY EVENINGS Fall  2016 –

Drawing the FIGURE: 

Aimed at drawing the individual figure, draped and undraped,  in situational poses – stand, walk, sit, recline. We will explore anatomy, lighting, gesture, twists, turns, etc. Great for life drawing and all figurative work.

Four Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm,  Nov 7 – 28,  2016

Winter-Spring 2017 – MONDAY EVENINGS –   DRAWING FOR PAINTERS: 

Using charcoal and a variety of other mediums, we will learn 10 Ways of Seeing and Drawing, of use for anyone, but of special benefit to painters:  Gesture, contour, mass, space, shading, silhouette, tonality,  figure-ground, perspective, composition. A variety of subjects will be explored, villages, perspective, people in streets, landscapes, still-life. Materials not included – list will be supplied.

Four Mondays:  6:30 – 9:00 pm;     Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6

IN THE NEW YEAR 2017 – 5 MONDAY EVENINGS

PAINTING IN WATERMEDIA: 

Choose to explore either acrylic or watercolor. Subjects will be explored and demonstrated in both mediums.  Special focus on West Coast Landscape this session.  Materials not included – list will be supplied.

Five Mondays:   6:30 – 9:00 pm;   Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20.  All supported by demonstration – instruction on Tony’s video website   www.toregan.com

Semiahmoo Rec-Arts Center,     14601 – 20 Avenue Surrey, BC

COLOR WHEEL & COLOR AS VALUE

A very useful perception to add to your mental toolkit for painting is the ability to see color as ‘value’.  The ‘lights’ create piccolo sparkle, ‘mids’ create violin richness/sublety, ‘darks’ create tuba gravitas.  Deduct the lights and you have somber/moody. Deduct the mids and you have a kind of annunciation, readable from afar, but not all that interesting up close. Deduct the darks and you have ‘ethereal’, pixies dancing at twilight. Together and they give a full orchestra – but there is still the problem of ‘dominance’ – equal amounts of piccolo, violin and tuba are boring.

COLOUR WHEEL BEST

ERASER-ISM WATERCOLOR USING CREDIT CARD FRAGMENTS

This is a beautiful, cool piece by Painter, Dianne Longson, watercolor 18 x 20. So !  Eraser-ism is also possible with watercolor.  The trick is to paint diluted gum arabic on the paper first. This seals the paper and will allow scrape-outs using credit card fragments. I prefer scraping erasers with acrylic, credit cards with watercolor.  Wear gloves, as your hands are directly in the paint.

Subsequently, Dianne asked me how large can it work:  Here are my thoughts on this – If the gum arabic is used undiluted it seems to form a shiny, thick coating. This may crack or flake over time, especially when flexing and on larger sheets. I have not experimented, so I don’t really know. I guess you are blazing the trail. let me know how it works out.

Cheers,
Tony

DIANNE LONGSON FINAL CREDIT CARD PAINTING_edited-1

Stream Falls Forest Floor- DAY 4 & 5, VID 1 OF 4, SSWR JULY 21, 28 2016

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Stream Falls Forest Floor- DAY 4 & 5, VID 2 OF 4, SSWR JULY 21, 28 2016

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Stream Falls Forest Floor- DAY 4 & 5, VID 3 OF 4, SSWR JULY 21, 28 2016

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Stream Falls Forest Floor- DAY 4 & 5, VID 4 OF 4, SSWR JULY 21, 28 2016

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