Painting Practice Zoom Meetings
Now that things will be opening up again and springtime activities resume I will be suspending the Painting Practice Meetings from May which means that our last meeting will be on Wednesday 28th of April. I hope to resume the meetings in the Autumn and will let you all know beforehand.
Every Tuesday evening 7 to 8:30pm and Wednesday morning 10 to 11:30 am you can join a Zoom meeting by clicking on the link below. I'm trying out just using one link for all Tuesday and one for all Wednesday meetings now and hope we don't get zoom bombed!
Tuesday evening link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 834 6710 8191
Wednesday morning link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 9513 2716
Have a look at the appropriate images on the subject matter page to see how you might approach this weeks' practice paintings
This week we're looking at a surreal imaginary architectural landscape that would be very at home in "inception":
You can see where it was taken from here (and you can choose this version if you prefer):
Every week there will be a new image to work from which I will post on the subject matter page. You can download the image before the meeting to print out or view on another screen. The subject matter will be used in both meetings and is accompanied by a link if it is a 3D model or video clip.
The Zoom Painting Practice meetings are an an online meeting space for painters to paint shared subject matter together. All levels of painting ability are welcome and you are free to choose what materials you use for your work. So far we have painted busts, statues, landscapes, Christmas decorations. Over the coming weeks we will be painting from film stills, interiors, plants, still lifes, anything that provides an interesting starting point.
Although it is a kind of paint along, everybody is developing their own unique practice and will focus on different aspirations for their painting such as abstraction, brushwork, use of colour etc. I learn a lot from other people’s painting process and I hope you will too. Painting practice is more of a routine than a course for painters to acquire a bold approach to painting a variety of subject matter. We begin with a few slides of inspirational paintings and share a few ideas about our intended approach. Over the painting session I’ll be explaining my painting decisions and problems with participants welcome to chip in at any time. There is an opportunity halfway through to show your progress, if you want to, and discuss painting issues. At the end of the session we check in breifly and I take suggestions for future meetings.
Have a look at the short video below to see the set up.