Workshop Details

First Name James
Last Name Tennison OPAM
Event Workshop
Start Date July 25, 2018
End Date July 28, 2018
Days ___WTFS
Times Unspecified
Cost (USD) $600.00
Location Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Address 813 Edgecliff Drive
City Langley
State WA
Postal Code 98260
Country USA
Phone 206-571-0442

On the first morning of this workshop we will meet at my studio in Langley and then set out exploring Whidbey Island for animal subjects to paint. There are a wide variety of animals to choose from -- including sheep, cows, horses, alpaca, deer, birds and rabbits -- and we will photograph a selection of these animals for painting reference. After lunch, we will gather back in my studio where I will demonstrate my process for painting from photo reference and my methods and materials for oil painting.

Workshop participants will then use the next three days to create a painting (or paintings) of animals they have photographed. Emphasis will be placed on composition, accurate drawing, correct values, fresh color mixtures and edge control. Personal attention will be given to each participant and further painting demonstrations will be provided as needed.

A good quality camera with zoom capability is recommended, as is a laptop or tablet for the studio days. Alternatively, you may have color prints of your reference photos printed locally.