2018 – NEW SPRING AND SUMMER CLASSES WITH TONY O’REGAN

Watercolor Painting  – 4 Tuesdays – $125

10 am to 12:30 pm – 4 Tuesdays,  April 3, 10, 17, 24  (course will also be offered May 1, 8, 15, 22)

We will explore a variety of subjects, such as landscape, water, and others. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels. (A new set of 4 painting classes begins each month, subjects always changing).

 

Acrylic Painting  – 4 Thursdays – $125

10 am to 12:30 pm – 4 Thursdays,  Apr 5, 12, 19, 26   (course will also be offered May 3, 10, 17, 24)

We will explore a variety of subjects, such as landscape, water, and others. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels. (A new set of 4 painting classes begins each month, subjects always changing).

 

3 Drawing Mondays –  Toward the Portrait – $90

Drawing  3 Mondays – 10 am to 12:30 pm June 4, June 11, June 18

Learn the essentialls of drawing the basic headform, and features and shading. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels.

 

3 Drawing Mondays –  Drawing Villages and Landscapes – $90 

Drawing 3 Mondays – 10 am to 12:30 pm  –  July 9, 16, 30  (off July 23)

Learn basic perspective to draw buildings, landscape and other subjects you might encounter on your travels. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels.

 

3 Drawing Mondays –  Drawing the Figure – $90

Drawing 3 Mondays – 10 am to 12:30 pm – Aug 13, 20, 27  –

Learn to construct the human figure, anatomy, clothing and contexts. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels.

 

Midweek Three-Day Painting Workshops:

Watercolor July Midweek – Teach your Brush to Swim – $125

10 am – to 3 pm – TWTh  –   July 10, 11, 12  Learn a variety of techniques to produce credible watercolors. The subjects are mainly landscapes and villages, but we are open to requests to support your interests.  Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels.

 

Acrylic July Midweek– Make a Face – Painting a Portrait – $125

10 am – to 3 pm – TWTh   – July 17, 18, 19 

Learn to construct the head and understand how to shade effectively for painting; The use of an ‘under-painting’; how to mix believable skin-tones, warm and cool; step by step demonstrations in painting the portrait. We will work from a famous historical portrait or you can bring a good photo of your own. (Note there is a 3 Monday drawing course called ‘Toward the Portrait’, which you may find useful but not required). Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable for all levels.

 

FURTHER INFO:

 

Spring-Summer Courses

with Tony O’Regan

Empower yourself to draw and paint the subjects that you love!  

Artists and Designers –  whatever your age, whatever your stage, these tutorial classes will help you develop the abilities you need to succeed in your art.  These courses will focus on helping YOU acquire those skills. Through concept presentation, demonstration and guided projects, supplemented by access to videos at home,  you will move forward in your artistic goals. This upcoming series by Tony O’Regan is a wonderful way to begin or continue your artistic path.

Full Schedule Listed ABOVE

Watercolor, Acrylic, Drawing, Perspective, Portrait, Figure, Landscape, Villages, Still-life and More.

Tony O’Regan, artist, designer, instructor. Visit Tony’s teaching video support website at www.toregan.com.  Learn from a top professional with an honors diploma in Painting, a Masters in Design (Architecture Specialization), among numerous other credits, Tony has over 25 years teaching experience at Emily Carr Shadbolt Center, and UBC, and 25 years as a leading designer.

Materials for Acrylic:  Titanium White, Aliz. Crimson Red, Yellow Light or Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Veridian Green; Sm Bottle Matte Medium, Begin with one 16 x 20 canvas; a 1” flat and a small round-point (eg #6).

Materials for Watercolor: Crimson Red, Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Veridian Green; One sheet Arches 140 lb paper cut in quarters; a medium to good quality 1” flat and a small round-point (eg #6).

Materials for Drawing: 1 pencil 2b or 4b; 2 sticks 2b or 4b conte and or 2 sticks charcoal(rectangular section); small blending stick; a fineline felt pen; pad of white paper 11 x 14 or larger..

Please Note:  Your place in the class is confirmed by your payment of the full amount. You may withdraw with 85% refund until two weeks  (14 days) prior to the first class session. After that time, No refunds or transfers are possible after one week before the first class due to our financial commitment to the instructor. Registration can be transferred to another course (depending on suitable space being available) until one week (7 days) before first class session. Missed classes are not transferable to other courses/sessions.          Call 531-8226 to register. Materials lists are available at the desk.  Class size is limited so please register now at The Gallery to avoid disappointment!!!

A Composition Technique

Composition is, of course, an important skill to develop. Many books have been written on the subject. DaVinci is reported to have recommended that young painters look at mold stains on the walls and try to see landscapes. This is sometimes referred to as ‘forced’ or re-purposed composition. Henry Rankin Poore wrote on it in the 1800’s and is worth looking up.

The example here begins with a random picture of flowers. This is analyzed by gestural sketch. Next, look at the gestural study until you imagine a completely different subject image based on the  original compositional layout. This seems a bit forced at the start, but it becomes easier and quite enjoyable as you do it more often.  In this case one can see ‘a race between two cyclists watched by spectators.

 

ERASER – ISM , or in this case SCRAPER – ISM, paintings by Dianne Longson

We have had a lot of fun doing paintings by scraping out. With Acrylics we use a white vinyl eraser ( preparing the surface by under-painting with titanium white). With Watercolors we use a cut up credit card) preparing the surface by under-painting with gum arabic before painting). Tony O’


Hi Tony, you may recall I painted a successful Aspen grove with watercolour and gum Arabic as taught by you.
I came across these grasses lit by the sun and thought this subject worked well too.
Do I need to do some more touch up painting on the grasses that I made with a credit card? It was such fun doing.
Happy St Paddy’s Day to you from one of your followers.
Best, Dianne Longson
On Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:51:27 -0700, Dianne Longson wrote: Thanks so much for the feedback. Of course, you may post it on your website with my full name. I am on Instagram(paintings only) as: dblongsonartist. My photography website needs to be updated to include paintings so not relevant at the moment. FYI – www.diannelongsonphotography.com Your encouragement means a lot. Stay well, Dianne

Shadbolt Center “Boat in Lake” Concept Overview – COLOR AS TONE – Oct 19, 2017

Getting a little bored with simple realism? As the title suggests, here is a way of seeing and painting called “Color as Tone”, sometimes called ‘arbitrary color’. Actually the hue may be arbitrary, but the tones or tonal value shapes are not.

I am sure that we all, at some stage of our painting development, have seen paintings which impress us with the ‘creative’perhaps adventurous use of color, for example, the Impressionists, but there are many others.  This is a method that many use to achieve this effect. Not the only method – but I like it! I will add a few video demos on this soon.

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COLOR AS TONE 

 

 

Reflections Sailboat Mirror Studies

People have asked if reflections should be longer, shorter, or the same as the actual object. The annoying answer is “It depends.” I made a little sailboat (about 3 inches high) by carving a white vinyl eraser and making a sail by cutting a credit card, painting it white and drawing a curve with a sharpie. I placed the model on a hand mirror and took some shots. I have done the same thing with toys of animals, people, etc. I like to make little quick model set-ups to study such problems, including light, shadow, etc.  As you can see, the height of the reflection depends on the angle of the object vs. the mirror surface. The same thing applies to mountains or trees along a lake edge.