This workshop will take you through everything you need to paint a quality still life painting. From setting up and lighting, from choosing the approach and materials to placing the items on canvas through to completion of a complete work. The technique used dates back 600 years and was used by master artists and once learnt can be used in portrait and landscape paintings.
Over the course of a full day, we will look at the history of this technique and some of the master artists that used it before moving on to look at setting up still life ready for painting. We will then look at the technique and the tools used and discuss the approach to painting before moving on to paint the objects. Painting still life is about understanding the objects and choosing an approach that enables the viewer to relate to them. Choosing what to make the focus will dictate the quality of the finished work,