DEBORAH E GIESE
My body of work is of familiar scenes and objects which I paint with emotional and visual honesty. I choose subject matter including landscapes, still life, animals and people that brings me delight during the painting process and I hope will allow the viewer to peek a little into my soul. I enjoy using bold strokes and the thickness of the oil paint.
Introduction to Water Mixable Oil Paint is structured focusing on the Elements of Art: Line (Drawing) Color, Form, Shape, Texture and Value and the Principals of Design: Balance, Contrast, Emphasis on Focus, Movement, Pattern, Proporation/Scale, Rhythm and Unity/Harmony & Variety.
All levels of artists benefit from the lessons which include demonstration, painting, 1:1, group and self critique. Handouts are provided. Students are taught and encouraged to use large brush and loose strokes focusing on drawing, composition and values. Students average 3 paintings per session and includes subject matter such as Landscape, Copying a Master, Still Life, and fun little quick study exercises.
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