JUNE 15 - 18
The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "Creating Influential Art using Oil Paint" travel workshop with international Toronto-based abstract artist Elly Smallwood here in Rome, Italy.
Elly Smallwood is a contemporary figurative artist from Canada working primarily in oils. In this four day workshop artists will learn how to paint dynamic and emotional oil portraits. The workshop will begin with the basics of anatomy and proportion and will progress to the small details that give life to a painting, with a focus on loose brushstrokes and bold colors. Students will also travel to Florence to learn how to find inspiration in classical art and distill that into concrete ideas, and how to take reference photos that will help bring those ideas to life. On the last day students will work with Elly to each create their own painting based on the reference photos they have taken the previous day.
Students are invited to bring images of previous work to class so that Elly can review them and give advice.