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Dear <<First Name>>,

Today's note is inspired by a passage from Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne

It deals with our love beauty and how it comes from our enjoyment of the beautiful.
1. Art Theory - Beauty
Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne 
Ch 1:  The Approach to Art, Origin and Purpose, pg. 1-2
“Idealizing comes from the love of beauty and enjoyment in its translation, also the desire to translate and create a quality that will give the utmost degree of enjoyment to others.  This love of beauty in nature and in creative work is instinctive and fundamental in each individual.”

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It is my thought that we artists are drawn to share our love and enjoyment of the world we live in.  We do this through the act of creation, and it is when we are creating and expressing our love of beauty that we share our best selves.  Creating art is a generous act, something that gives to others in a way that nothing else can.  

Through art we are bringing together all impressions and feelings into one item, creating an idealized image of those feelings.  To give so freely is something special.

COME PAINT WITH ME!


WEEKLY CLASSES AND A WORKSHOP ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR.

Weekly Art Classes

 

Floral Still Life with Oils

This class concentrates on capturing the natural beauty found in flowers and the vases they partner with, working directly from life using oils. Specific lessons will cover all aspects of painting with flowers, learning to work with the individual characteristics of the different flowers available for each season as well as working to capture the silver, pewter or glass vases they are in.  Alla-prima painting techniques will be taught and demonstrated to emphasize the importance of color and form when expressing the unique beauty found in flowers.  All levels are welcome, however some experience with oil painting and accuracy in drawing will garner more realistic representations.  Supply list provided upon request or with registration.  *During the growing season, flowers will be provided from the instructor’s garden. During the offseason, a flower supply fee will be collected to purchase fresh flowers.

TAUGHT AT THE ARTS OF GREAT FALLS, WEDNESDAYS FROM 1:30 TO 4:30PM
 


Still Life with Oils

This class concentrates on capturing the beauty found in simple things, elevating them into something more significant.  Still-life painting is fun in all aspects, whether you are exploring color, value, and composition, or whether you want to investigate how to paint the different textures and patterns found in objects, such as the shiny reflections of glass or the variegated colors found in a Macintosh apple.  Setups are designed to teach painting fundamentals such as: seeing the big shapes, analyzing value shifts, controlling edge quality, and color mixing.  All levels are welcome. 

TAUGHT AT THE ART LEAGUE IN ALEXANDRIA, VA, TUESDAYS FROM 9:30AM TO 12:30PM
 


Workshops

 

Painting Silver and Pewter with Oils

Join in on a 2-day intensive workshop focusing on capturing the dynamic and reflective glory of silver and pewter.  Painting metals asks you the artist to observe with intention while also seeking ways to simplify and abstract the color shapes seen.  Demonstrations will be given each day, with the first day focusing on laying in the base layers of oil paint, and the second day will show how to apply transparent and opaque glazes to further heighten the shine and visual depth found in silver and pewter objects. All levels are welcome.

TAUGHT AT THE ARTS OF GREAT FALLS, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2019 FROM 10:00AM TO 4:00PM
Copyright © 2019 eLIZabeth Floyd Fine Art, All rights reserved.
 

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