Rivers and Falls – How to Convincingly Express Moving Water With Oils
Mike Wise, Instructor
Dates: Thursday, September 15th – Saturday, September 17th, 2022 (9am-4pm)
In this class, Mike will teach his students how to convincingly capture the dynamic beauty of movement in water. From quiet babbling brooks to rushing rivers and waterfalls, students will learn Mike’s technique in painting rapids, rocky river bases set against shores filled with twigs and branches, and surrounding forests.
Mike will demonstrate how to compose scenes from photo reference to create paintings with rich color, depth, and energy. Students will be taught a multi-layered approach from block-in to finish, using techniques such as glazing, dry brushing, palette knife, impasto, scumbling, and a multitude of tools to achieve a three-dimensional feel in your painting. Mike will cover all aspects of picture-making such as drawing, values, color mixing, edges, mark-making, color temperature, and brush/tool selection. Subject emphasis is moving water, rivers, and waterfalls.
See how this nationally renowned impressionist painter works, how his studio is set up, and what tools he uses daily to create his gorgeous work. Mike’s studio is large, airy, and inviting, with plenty of room and lighting for everybody to work comfortably.
Limited to a maximum of twelve participants to ensure plenty of individualized instruction.
Updated Images are forthcoming 🙂