Still Life Painting Workshop
with Jim McVicker
Nationally Recognized Award Winning Artist
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January 11 – 13, 2019
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
In this workshop I will do a demo the first morning to show and talk about my process of setting up a still life, the lighting, composition and my thinking process before I put brush to canvas.
I will then take you through the stages of drawing and blocking in the painting. I will set up at least 3 different still life areas so everyone can have room and choices to paint. Each still life will consist of objects such as vases, cloth, cut flowers and possibly some fruit.
After lunch the first day, everyone will then start work on their individual paintings. We can work one sitting or decide to develop your still life over the course of the three days. I will work with all of you as a group as well as one-on-one to help each of you with any problems you may be having with your still life and help you through the process. Looking forward to working with all of you.
At the age of 21, upon seeing nineteenth century French landscape paintings, I had an awakening to art. The beauty and sensitivity I saw in those works changed my perception of the world.
I started studying art history, painted copies of French impressionist landscapes and enrolled in life drawing and painting classes at Chaffey Community College. In 1975 I decided to become a full time painter. I was 24 years old.
I moved from Ontario, California, where I was raised, to the northern part of the state. After a year I settled in Eureka, California. I was drawn there by the beauty, the art community, and the chance to live a quieter more rural life.
I met and worked with several very accomplished artists, painting landscapes everyday on location, or painting in the studio always working directly from the still-life set up or models. I learned from direct observation of nature, by looking at and studying great art from the past and working alongside artists more developed than myself.
In 1984 I met my wife and fellow artist, Terry. We live a wonderful quiet life in Loleta, California, a small rural town just south of Eureka. We have studios on our property and I continue to paint daily, following my passion for painting from life, trying to capture the light, atmosphere, space, and the mysterious beauty all around us.
This workshop is hosted by the Redwood Art Association
Class size limited to 10
Workshop Fee: $425 for current RAA members / $475 for non-members
Your workshop will meet at Recology Humboldt County, 555 Vance Avenue, Samoa, CA.
NOTE: Lunch is NOT provided for this workshop.
You may pay your workshop fee and reserve your place in this special Jim McVicker workshop with a credit card or your PayPal account. It is fast, easy and secure.
You may also pay your workshop fee by sending a check for the full amount payable to the RAA to:
Redwood Art Association
603 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
List of Painting Supplies for the Workshop as a PDF
If you have questions, please email Claudia Lima.
Cancellation Refunds: Full refund of workshop fees will be made if you cancel your participation in the workshop 30 days or more before the start of the workshop. A 50% refund of fees will be made if you cancel within 7 to 30 days before start of the workshop. No refund will be made if you cancel within 7 days of start of the workshop, or if you do not show up or if you leave the workshop early for any reason.
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