Painting Webinar: WHITE FLAGS
LIVE on Friday, January 7, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
The session's recording will be available anytime thereafter.
- 3-hour session (2h painting; 1h critique).
- Remote. Join from anywhere.
- Open to all abilities and experience.
- Guided instruction and feedback provided.
- Feature your artwork on our Roofless Gallery.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/Is2uVbeijWg
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WHITE FLAGS - Collection Essay
The 22nd item on Marian Salzman's trend report for 2022 is titled Wars of Words. This is Marian's portrayal of the hostile struggle between those who try to be sensitive to injustice issues by choosing words thoughtfully and those who rail against "political correctness gone mad," finding it all too complicated and inhibiting just because "you can't say anything anymore."
"Don't expect many white flags waving in this battle," says Marian. So let us begin 2022 by painting a few.
A white flag is an internationally recognized symbol of truce and negotiation. White flags also symbolize peace. A person holding a white flag shall not be shot at nor open fire. In Belgium, white flags have been recently raised to appreciate the caring staff during the Coronavirus outbreak. Malaysians launched a campaign urging those struggling financially and needing food and essentials to fly a white flag outside their homes.
Imagine someone entering your residence or studio and encountering a painting of a white flag: a universal welcome symbol that says, "You're safe here, I'm grateful you came in; what can I do for you?"
Take a photograph of a piece of white fabric (such as a napkin, handkerchief, towel, t-shirt) that you may find in your home. The item may be held, laid out on a surface, hung from a wall: anything that accentuates the white piece of fabric as a symbol for peace.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: arrange a still life with a piece of white fabric in your home. Photos are welcome.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.