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Friday, June 24, 2011

Two Figure-Painting Workshops Scheduled this Fall

Both the Art School at Binders and The Winsor Gallery have invited Charles back to teach "The Essentials of Figure Painting" - a 3 1/2 day oil painting workshop which addresses underlying structure and sculptural relationships within the figure.

Please contact the hosting venues for registration information. The Thursday evening demonstrations for both workshops will be open to the interested public for $20.

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2011
Atlanta GA
The Essentials of Figure Painting
The Art School at Binders
$350 + $50 model fee
contact person: Eli Pelizza
404-237-6331 ext. 203

Here's the direct link to the workshop's information page at BindersArt.com


Oct. 27 - 30, 2011
McDonough GA
The Essentials of Figure Painting
The Winsor Gallery
$350 + $50 model fee
contact person: Vicki Anglyn

And here's the PDF version of the flyer to print or share!

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Works: "Tomatillos and Terracotta"

This lovely new painting started out as a demonstration piece for Charles' recent still-life workshop. We both liked it so much at the end of the evening that he brought it back to the studio after the workshop and worked on it for a little while longer. (16 x 20, oil on panel)

"Tomatillos and Terracotta"   16 x 20   oil on panel

He had originally planned some other type of fruit to accompany that beautiful terracotta vase, but when we stopped by the grocery store on the way to the demo that afternoon "just to see about other options" those vibrant green tomatillos struck him as perfect. Always be willing to change at the last minute for something better!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Workshop Students Excited about the Still Life

Charles recently taught two workshops focused on painting the still life. And from what we've heard from several participants since, he's also ignited in them a new-found excitement for the genre in the process. We love reading those emails from workshop students!

ArtWorks Chattanooga was our workshop host in April. Housed on the ground floor of an old industrial building in downtown Chattanooga TN, owner Lisa Seago's new instructional space will soon see the likes of Bill Davidson, Dee Beard Dean, and Nancy Franke. We were very pleased to be Lisa's choice to lead off this procession of well-known southeastern painters and workshop instructors, and we're currently in the process of scheduling with her through 2012.

We then brought the still life excitement back home where, during the first weekend in June, Charles was teaching at The Winsor Gallery, just off the square in historic McDonough GA. This was the second painting workshop of his that's been hosted by the folks there, and we're looking forward to returning again in October for "The Essentials of Figure Painting."

If you'd like to see firsthand what all the excitement was about, photos from these two workshops are available online. Many thanks to Lisa Seago and June Teuscher for the Chattanooga pics.

Photos from the ArtWorks Chattanooga workshop.
Photos from The Winsor Gallery workshop.

ArtWorks Chattanooga
ArtWorks Chattanooga on Facebook
The Winsor Gallery
The Winsor Gallery on Facebook

Charles will be teaching two more oil painting workshops in the Atlanta area in the coming months. Details and links will be posted here on the blog as they are finalized.

The Essentials of Figure Painting
Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2011
The Art School at Binders - Atlanta GA

The Essentials of Figure Painting
Oct. 20 - 23, 2011
The Winsor Gallery - McDonough GA