ABSTRACT EXPLORATIONS IN ACRYLIC PAINTING
If the word “experimentation” causes your artistic juices to start flowing, then this is the workshop for you. Jo bases her fun-filled workshop on the belief that if you approach your art with a playful attitude, you will be more apt to keep making art, and the more art you make, the better your art will become. To facilitate this attitude of experimentation and exploration, you will be creating small “practice samples” that are no larger than 10” x 10”. By working in this small manner, you will have more freedom to enjoy the process, learn the technique, and move away from your usual way of working. Once you return to your own studio, each sample will serve as an invaluable reference for incorporating these exciting new techniques into your own style of painting.
During the workshop, Jo will open up her toolbox of interesting painting tools and materials. She will introduce you to the Resist Pen, Fineline Applicator Bottles, the mouth atomizer, pipettes, Clear Tar Gel, Acrylic Glazing Medium, and even stencils made from hot glue. You will work on a variety of surfaces including watercolor paper and Yupo that has been coated with white and black Gesso. Jo also offers encouragement and direction to take these techniques and materials and incorporate them into your own style of painting. Experimental painting by its nature involves “failure” on some level as we push the boundaries of what we already know. With this in mind, Jo will share a few simple tricks that she uses in her studio to enhance the chances of success with each new painting.
Jo’s embracing style of teaching will ignite your passion for “possibility” and rekindle your joy in the painting process. Jo takes great delight in sharing her process and considers it an honor and privilege to be invited into, and share a small part of, another person's artistic journey. You can see her work and read about her unusual techniques in her book, “Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting”. Her work has been published in several books and magazines and in 2009 Watercolor Artist Magazine named her as “One to Watch”.
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