Advanced Painting Workshop: paintings in progress

 This month, I am teaching a painting workshop on Impressionist subject matter and techniques at the Alicia Trevino Lopez Center. The special workshop is part of the Bihl Haus Arts GO! Arts Program.  My students are making inspiring work; each painter was given a 24 x 30" gallery wrapped canvas to work on for this project.  The workshop began with a visit to the McNay for inspiration! Students sketched in the gardens and viewed the incredible collection of Impressionist paintings. For the past two weeks, they've been hard at work in the studio, creating studies and blocking out compositions.  Above are the sketchbook and watercolor studies that Linda made in preparation for her acrylic painting.  
  Terri worked on an aerial view of the McNay pond, using photographic references from our trip.

 Tomasita's dark underpainting helped her next layer to appear a soft, velvety blue.  Also pictured is her visual resource for color alongside a watercolor study for the coral reef.

Lucila (left) was inspired by the peacock tiles on the exterior of Ms. McNay's home.  
Anita's painting inspiration came from her recent trip to the Hawaiian islands.

Below is the class with their paintings so far; next week is our final class!


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