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Floral Still Life and their Vases
January 16 @ 1:30 pm – February 20 @ 4:30 pm
6 Weekly Sessions
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.
[Schedule subject to change for conflicts or weather. Class is canceled, if Fairfax County Public Schools are closed on the day of class and a makeup class will be added to the end.]
About the instructor – Elizabeth Floyd loves painting the flowers she grows in her own garden, and is also proficient in painting other subjects. She works with oils in a colorist manner utilizing a full-color palette. She applies layers of color tints wet-in-wet in order to build up form, value and color. Her work is highly rendered, however she allows brushwork to show and enjoys the textural effects that paint application can achieve. When focusing on still life, her studio practice is to work from life in natural light. In the recent years, Elizabeth’s paintings have begun gaining attention and she has received several honors and awards. Her painting “Created with Love” was published in the September/October 2015 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and since 2013 Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA has represented her work. See her website at www.elizabethfloyd.com
About the Instructor: Elizabeth Floyd website