This short course aims to introduce students to painting a spontaneous still life from a life perishable set up. Work starts with a ‘washdrawing’ that introduces the principles of sight-size. After setting up the shapes, the student will be led through all stages of the painting process including dead colouring, first painting, second painting and final glazing and toning.
During the intensive five day week, students learn how to capture the colours and textures of objects which perish quickly, and to render the textures of short lived objects such as fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Two students work from one still life set up supplied with professional photographic lights and still life boxes. Limited to 10 students, this is a wonderful opportunity for close personalised instruction under a professional tutor. The workshop room is located within the main school of The London Atelier of Representational Art allowing for use of the main facilities of the full time school.
The End Result
By working for six hours each day over the five day period each student leaves with a competent, well observed still life painting. The thirty hour study allows for full understanding of the full process of setting up, painting and completing a perishable still life.
Materials are not provided and students will need to bring their own materials with them. Maria Mari recommends the following colour palette for the course:
- Titanium White
- Yellow Ochre
- Yellow Ocre Pale
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Venetian Red
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Alizarin Crimson
- Burnt Umber
- Raw Umber
- Ivory Black
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Viridian Green
Still life set up and objects are provided.
Teacher: Maria Mari Murga
Dates: 6th-10th May- NOW BOOKING
Daily Timetable: 9:30am to 4:30pm (one hour lunch break)
Max number of students: 8
All courses are subject to availability. LARA reserves the right to cancel any course. LARA will aim to provide enough prior notice in the event of a cancellation and all fees will be refunded.
Paints – Preferably Old Holland, Winsor & Newton or Michael Harding
Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Yellow Ocre Pale, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Venetian Red, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue,Viridian Green
Brushes – Synthetic or Natural Hair brushes all sizes used
Refined Linseed Oil
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Paper towels for cleanup
Putty Rubber morbid
Windsor and Newton Dammar Varnish
Canvas – Any fine-weave (smooth) oil primed linen or canvas is acceptable. Approximate size is about 40x50cm.