Day 1: Jean will briefly discuss materials and how to paint in oils without using solvents. She will show images of her favourite wildlife artists and images of her past work. There will be a discussion of source material and how to choose a compelling photographic pose, theme and composition. The class will prepare substrates with abstract washes of colour and then paint wet on wet the first layer of bird and habitat.
Day 2: You will apply a second and final layer of paint including areas of glaze. Paintings will be refined as much as the student desires. “Bling” will be added such as the glint in the eyes and shadows under feathers. Class discussion will include questions such as “Bird feet – painting the sweet spot between wimpy and horrifying” and “Expression – avoiding angry bird facial expressions”.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
Jean Bradbury is a Bowen Island artist who paints native plants and animals of the west coast. After living in Seattle for 28 years she has returned to Canada and looks forward to joining the MISSA team once again…Click here to read more about JEAN BRADBURY