Amy Scherer (Huddleston)- Figurative Painting from Photographic Reference: 3-Day Workshop, July 11- 13, 2019


July 11- 13, 2019

Learn to create figurative paintings with simple and effective compositions primarily sourced from photographs. Editing, layering, scraping back and altering through redrawing the composition are some of the processes that will be explored. Participants will work on one or multiple paintings. Both are effective means to gain a better understanding of the process. Students may work towards realism, representational, and/or abstraction, and will survey the work of notable painters to stimulate and develop their own approach to painting. All mediums welcome. The teacher will be working in acrylics and open acrylics. Demos will be from photographs.

Currently Huddleston’s focus is on realism, particularly on creating accuracy based on what is being observed (generally photos, but not always) and then allowing the inaccurate things that we think we see, based on our own faulty perception, to intervene. 

“I try to have a disarming approach to teaching (and painting). I do not lecture but, instead, engage students in fluid conversations that explore ideas in painting. I favor  “free play” over the “step-by-step” approach. We learn best when we are relaxed and fearless.” – Amy Scherer (Huddleston)

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