Painting webinar: LATE SUMMER SADNESS
LIVE on Friday, September 4 2020, 11 am Pacific. Register to watch anytime thereafter.
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Watch the inspiration video here: https://youtu.be/UilDw49SSBs
After purchase, we will send you access link to the webinar (before session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific for this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen presentation, and interact via chat. Session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after live webinar ends.
LATE SUMMER SADNESS
For this painting webinar we're asking you to re-enact the posture of the central figure in Berthe Morisot’s painting Summer Day and use a photo of that posture as the subject of your portrait painting. Why? Because we're grasping at these resigned last days of Summer as they tumultuously roll into what looks like an apocalyptic Fall, and Berthe's extraordinary painting perfectly captures that relinquished mood.
Figure could be you or anyone else. It doesn’t matter gender or age. It could be a closeup of the face or as full as the figure in the painting. You don’t have to match anything she’s wearing. The importance is to capture the mood of the posture, the gaze, the expression. The photo can be taken in any context with any light. The background is not important.
There is a lot we want to talk about in regards of Berthe Morisot life and work. Start with our inspiration video. There is a lot more we’ll cover during the webinar, as we paint together.
• Painting premise: portrait.
• Props: Hat? Object to hold on to?
• Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
• Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.