Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ideas for still life painting

In preparation for our upcoming Still Life class at ARThouse, I have been going through the photos of possible still life arrangements that I already have on my computer.  We will also discuss taking photos in class and create some of our own arrangements to photograph and paint from.  But to help get you started, I am posting some ideas below.  Please leave a comment at the bottom about which of these inspires you most for painting!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter 2012 Watercolor Class: Still Life with a Difference taught by Susan Avis Murphy

We are offering a new course at ARThouse in winter, 2012, called "Still Life with a Difference". It is intended for intermediate-advanced watercolorists who would like to get some practice and ideas for still life painting. The "difference" refers to the fact that we are not going to paint your typical stodgy, academic-looking still life! Instead we are going to try some fresh perspectives. Here is the registration form for the class. There are still a few openings.  Click here for the:  Still Life with a Difference registration form

We are going to be using this blog as a way to communicate during the course, so I am going to ask all class members to "follow the blog" using your email address to be alerted to new postings.  To do this, please sign in on the right where it says "Follow by Email".

Here are some of my own still life paintings to give you an idea of the kind of things we are going to do:

I am really looking forward to teaching this course.  It should be a lot of fun for all of us!  If you have any ideas or suggestions for subject matter, please let me know by commenting below.  The course will culminate with a student show in April here at The ARThouse Studio School!

Susan Murphy, ARThouse, 12/17/11