Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Workshop at R & F


If you have a chance to see the Richard Serra show at the Met he is using paint sticks in many of the drawings in the exhibition. Process, surface, texture, gravity and physicality are explored.
Richard Serra (American, b. 1939)
out-of-round X, 1999
Private collection
© Richard Serra
Photo: Rob McKeever

In April, I was invited to be one of R&F Handmade Paints visiting artists to their workshop in Kingston, NY.  The  workshop “Pigment Sticks and Mixed Media” was  three days of exploration with R&F's oil sticks.  I use  them in my own work to paint and draw and also combine them with oil paint and encaustic. 

Thanks to all  my students!
Below are a few pictures from the workshop. 

The  clean studio



 

I like to start with a 30 minute, 30 drawing  introduction to materials and mark making. It is a great way to loosen up and  let go of fear and preciousness.


 Here are some examples of what happens when we move from smaller to bigger.





 Some examples of work done in the workshop and then back in the home studio.

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7 comments:

Kate P. Miller said...

Great pictures, very interesting work, love the pigment sticks and use them constantly myself

Wax Beach Artist said...

Great work! I really love the trees.

EastonArtist said...

The work, of course, is wonderful! But my question is more technical. The large box-like structures at the end of each work station, are those down draft exhaust fans? Curious becuase I see no exhaust fans, and I was thinking of doing something similar in my studio.

lisa said...

Thanks for the comments.
Easton Artist. Yes they are exhaust fans. Call R&F for their ventilation tech sheet. They have all the info you may need.

lisa said...

Thanks for the comments.
Easton Artist. Yes they are exhaust fans. Call R&F for their ventilation tech sheet. They have all the info you may need.

John Briner Art said...

The art compositions of your students are truly enticicing amazing! And the workplace gives more positive vibes to them, to concentrate on their drawings! Thank you for sharing! =)

EastonArtist said...

Thanks Lisa I'll give them a call.