Visiting Artist Workshop: Painting and Time: Working Fast and Slow
Painting and Time: Working Fast and Slow
Instructor: Visiting Artist Edmond Praybe
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 4
10 am - 1 pm EST
Are you a fast or slow painter? Are you quick and decisive or slow and methodical? Who says you have to choose one or the other! From Corot to Constable, Edwin Dickinson and Euan Uglow artists have employed a range of approaches towards time in painting. From one-shot ‘premier coup’ to years-long investigations of a single work, differences in our attitude towards time impact the feel of a painting. In this class we will explore variations on the theme of both fast and slow painting processes. Students will execute a variety of new quick oil paintings each week along with developing one painting sustained over the full 5 weeks of the class. The instructor will perform many practical demonstrations and slide lectures as well as facilitate student work time, class discussions and critiques to convey course concepts and objectives.
Fast painting topics will include:
-using limited and full color palettes
-intuition and quick decision making
-expressive mark and alla prima painting
-the importance of strong shapes
Slow painting topics will include:
-preparation and adaptability
-developing abstract visual pathways through a painting
-complexity vs. extraneous detail
-the slow emergence of form/content synergy in a painting
Although this is an online class, direct observation of the motif will be stressed. Students will be encouraged to set up still lifes as well as work from available landscapes and make self-portraits. A basic familiarity with oil painting is highly recommended.
About the Artist
Edmond Praybe is a painter concerned with the convergence of perception and abstraction. His work pairs intense direct observation of the motif with abstractions of structure, rhythm, shape, and color. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, and MFA from the New York Studio School. Edmond’s work has been shown widely at juried and invitational exhibitions. He has been the recipient of the Hohenberg Travel Grant, two Mercedes Matter Awards, and was a National Parks Artist-In-Residence at Catoctin Mountain Park. Edmond teaches studio classes and lectures regularly in-person and online. He is a member of Zeuxis: an association of still life painters and is currently represented by Y Art in Baltimore, First Street Gallery in New York City, and Peterson Contemporary in Bend, OR.
Image: Edmond Praybe, 'Findings,' oil on linen on panel, 24" x 24." Courtesy of the artist.