Carlo Russo: Floral Paintingby Matthew Innis |
Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries. Since flowers and plants tend to move from day to day and even hour to hour, students draw and paint directly on the canvas with the brush only. The focus is on capturing the essentials of the still life and finishing areas wet into wet. The instructor gives frequent demonstrations and critiques as the class explores the unique nature of flowers and plants in paint.
Day 1- Slide lecture. Demo. remainder of day used on studies.
Day 2- Demo. Arrange floral arrangement and begin floral painting.
Day 3- Demo. Continue work on painting.
Day 4- Demo. Finish painting.
Carlo Russo, noted for his still life, figurative and landscapes, has exhibited his works in numerous galleries across the United States.