Painting Webinar: A GLASS OF WATER
LIVE on Friday, January 21, 2022, 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.
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A GLASS OF WATER - Collection Essay
Health-related resolutions are the most common at the beginning of the year. In keeping with this wellness theme, we're going to paint a glass of water to symbolize health and clarity as well as finding artistic pleasure in the simple things around us.
This subject will also allow us to pay tribute to painter Wayne Thiebaud, who passed away this past Christmas at the age of 101. His painting of a glass of water became one of our favorites and the inspiration for this collection.
"If you stare at an object, as you do when you paint, there is no point at which you stop learning things from it," he once said.
We had the opportunity to reflect on the privilege of having access to clean, drinkable water during the Drought painting collection last summer. This is an excellent chance to pay tribute to something that will become scarcer and less accessible in the near future.
Finally, here is a poem by May Sarton to give us the rest of the conceptual weight we need to jump into this next painting.
A Glass of Water
Here is a glass of water from my well.
It tastes of rock and root and earth and rain;
It is the best I have, my only spell,
And it is cold, and better than champagne.
Perhaps someone will pass this house one day
To drink, and be restored, and go his way,
Someone in dark confusion as I was
When I drank down cold water in a glass,
Drank a transparent health to keep me sane,
After the bitter mood had gone again.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: arrange a still life with a glass of water. 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.