Two Day Workshop
This workshop is inspired by Post-Impressionist paintings. For the Impressionists, emphasis was on light and atmosphere. For the Post-Impressionists, emphasis shifted toward color, pattern, and symbolism. Flattened forms of objects and figures, plus heavily patterned interiors, make a scene appear abstract at first glance. In this workshop, you will be using techniques of Post-Impressionist painters to create an interior scene.
On Friday, students will create sketches from a live model. On Saturday, they will paint and/or use collage to create an interior scene on canvas. Students may use their memory or imagination to create the scene, or they may bring photographs to use as references. Knowledge gained during the live model sketch from Friday night will be used to incorporate a figure into a Post-Impressionist interior painting.
Amy R. Peterson is an artist and art teacher who lives in Trussville near her native Birmingham, Alabama. Amy is known for her impressionist and post-impressionist paintings of local subjects, and is a member of the Oil Painters of America; the American Impressionist Society; the Alabama Plein Air Artists; the Mountain Brook Art Association; and the Cahawba Art Association. Her artwork has been featured in regional and national exhibitions by the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. She is represented by Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, AL, and Crown Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC.