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Zoomed in oil still life painting of yellow flowers on a table.

Paint the Floral Still Life - From Life!

What makes a beautiful painting? setting up and designing your still life!

  • Starts Jun 8
  • 199 Canadian dollars
  • Fisher Street Southeast

Available spots

Service Description

Date & Time: (2024) June 8, 9:30 - 4:00 pm June 9, 9:30 - 4:00 pm Mediums: Oil or Acrylic Teacher: Bobbi Dunlop Level: Some experience - Advanced Location: 7160 Fisher St SE, Calgary (Swinton's Art Supplies) Spring is in the air! ... and with it comes visions of delightful gardens filled with glorious, colourful flowers in blossom. And in my studio, I always experience an irresistible urge to paint a lovely still life to feature these beautiful blooms. I like to keep things “Simple” a process more about painting relationships and ideas, than formulas. I can’t think of a better vehicle to explore these “ideas”, in paint, than the floral still life. As artists, we need to develop a deep understanding of what we’re seeing in order to make beautiful paintings. What makes a beautiful painting? This is one of the thought provoking ‘ideas’ we’ll be exploring in this challenging and eye-opening 2-Day workshop. In a direct approach to painting our beautiful floral still life's, we’ll focus on major concepts such as light and beautiful paint quality. We’ll discuss setting up and designing your still life, all while staying true to those important “fundamentals” - (Shape, Value, Edges and Colour/Paint Quality). You will not merely be painting a floral still life. You will be creating a beautiful painting. Are you interested in learning new concepts that will take your paintings to a higher level of understanding? On the first morning of this 2-Day Workshop, I will set up/design my still life, and do an oil painting demonstration of my Still Life with Flowers, from life. During this demonstration, I’ll explain my process - the decisions made - and you will be free to ask lots of questions throughout. The remainder of the workshop you will be setting up your own floral still life arrangement, and then painting it from life, utilizing the ideas and concepts learned from the demonstration. There will be plenty of hands-on guidance throughout the workshop. This is also a time of much sharing with the other artists in the group. (Students will bring their own still life objects and flowers. See supply list). This workshop is sure to transform your approach to your own work. My hope is that you’ll come away with a renewed confidence in your artist-self and a fresh look at your painting practice that will serve as a stepping stone to all genres. I hope you’ll join us! Bobbi. View the supply list at checkout or on our "Art Workshops" page.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact us at least 1 week in advance. To cancel out-of-town events please contact us 3 weeks in advance.

Contact Details

  • Swinton's Art Supplies, Fisher Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada


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