Workshop – Nov 25 & Nov 26 2017

$150.00

Workshop has been postponed till January

Creating Compositions from Photos with Audrey Bunt

Two Day Workshop for the advanced beginner and if you know there is more to painting than drawing inside the line 🙂

Date: Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:   Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown, PEI, C1E 1K1

Cost:  $150

Number of students – 12 maximum

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration more than 10 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel your registration within 10 days of the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made unless we are able to fill your seat.

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Making art from your photos with Audrey Bunt

Date: Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  

Location:   Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Rd, Charlottetown, PEI, 

Cost:  $150

Number of students – 12 maximum

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than 10 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel within 10 days of the starting date of the workshop, 50% of the registration will be refunded unless we are able to fill your seat.  

 

The Workshop

A well planned painting rarely fails. This workshop will put you firmly in charge of your painting from the very first mark; helping you to organize complex scenes into clear, coherent, and powerful paintings.

Working from your own photos. If they are on a iPad of laptop, even better!

Bring a few because you will learn why not all photos make a good painting.  You’ll learn how to develop a concept and then simplify, organize, and manipulate your images to achieve that concept. You’ll learn the tricks to creating dynamic shapes, and how to avoid excessive detail, and you’ll discover the abstract heart that lies within every successful painting.

This is for  painters working in oils or acrylics.

 

The workshop outline – I will demonstrate by painting a scene and discuss this process for painting a landscape. After each person  will start their own painting following the method demonstrated. I will work with each student individually to assist them in understanding and utilizing the process.

On the second day, in the morning, I will do a demonstration and workout issues that have come up Then students can work on their own photos and dissect what can be used in the photo to make a great painting  each step,  to let the students catch up on the progress of their own painting. In the afternoon the student will work on their own painting and I will assist in their process.

Materials List:

Small sketch pad. Lead pencil/permanent marker.

Do not bring old, worn-out brushes. I use a combination of synthetic, bristle,

Palette knife for mixing paint.

Paint colors: -Burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Yellow green,/chromium green and titanium white

Colors, but not limited to: Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Chromium Green or Sap Green,  Blue Grey, Cerulean blue.  I like to use Daler Rowney and/or Windsor Newton oils, but other brands are fine too.

Medium – Turpenoid. (will be supplied if using oils)

Palette – I use a piece of glass, painted a neutral gray on the bottom.

For plein air I use a wood palette painted with a neutral gray gesso. If you like a one-time-use paper palettes, use the gray color, not white if you can.

Canvas: Primed and stretched canvas or panels, or Ampersand Gessobord. Choose the size you feel comfortable with, but nothing larger than 11” x 14”. Do not use cheap cardboard backed canvas panels. They are too absorbent and warp. You should bring at least 3 to 4 canvas.

Other items: Portable easel or table top easel, paper towels.

 

About Audrey:

Award winning artist, Audrey Bunt, was born and raised in Cork, a city south of Ireland. She worked in a theater there and later moved to Canada.  She lived in Thunder Bay, northern Ontario, and after a few years moved south of Ontario, then finally settled in Prince Edward when her primary passion of being creative brought painting to her life and she has pursued it wholeheartedly.

She discovered that painting was all that she had been searching for. She taught herself to paint, first in acrylics, and then oils, by reading extensively artists’ biographies, art history books, and every how-to book bought, borrowed or on loan from library .

Audrey is inspired by the Impressionists, and counts Joaquín Sorolla as her chief inspiration, because of her fascination with the effect of light on colour. Her favorite subject is the skies and landscape of PEI which allows her to explore the complexity of sunlight light, and shadow. Her bold and colourful paintings have become her signature work.

Memberships, Affiliations & Committees

2014 Commissioned by the town of Montague for three murals called Men of the Sea. 

2013-present     Festival Founder and Chair- Montague Plein-Air Festival.

2012-present     Montague Steering Committee – board member. It’s aim to encourage

  revitalization thru art in rural communities.

2012-2016         Committee Chair – Artisans on Main, Montague, Prince Edward Island.

2012-present     PEI Crafts Council – Juried artist member

2007-present     Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver – Juried artist member