Max Ginsburg: Painting From Life

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Max Ginsburg: Painting From Life

11 June, 2024 to 14 June, 2024


Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Pl, Portland, OR 97205

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Join renowned visiting instructor Max Ginsburg for a 4-day workshop exploring alla prima painting in oils, a wet on wet technique. Our objective will be to capture the character, form and expression of the model posing.  We will "paint what we see, not what we know" (Charles Hawthorne), to discover the reality of form and not repeat formulas.  We will carefully observe the figure models with respect to the relationship of shapes, proportions, values, perspective, color and forms that we actually see.  

The instructor will demonstrate and discuss the painting procedure at the beginning of each day's session and also discuss the use and care of materials (brushes, solvents, paints, etc.)  After the instructor's demonstration the students will paint the model for most of the day and the instructor will personally critique each student's painting during each of the four days of the workshop.

The instructor will give a Lecture and Slide Show of his paintings and many Old Masters works on the evening of Day 1 as it relates to the painting in the workshop and especially as it relates to realism in art today.