- Workshop Lessons 6 Videos (2 hours and 1 minute)
- Orange Vase - Part 1: (13:36)
- Orange Vase - Part 2: (27:05)
- Peony in Black Vase - Part 1: (14:54)
- Peony in Black Vase - Part 2: (15:57)
- Sunlit Yellow Flowers - Part 1: (16:16)
- Sunlit Yellow Flowers - Part 2: (33:45)
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Instructor donna downey
Course Length 6 Videos (2 hours and 1 minute)
In distressing, the object's finish is intentionally destroyed or manipulated to look less than perfect. The artist often removes some, but not all of the paint, leaving proof of layers of paint over image underneath.
Painting flowers has been an incredible way for me to develop my sense of composition, style, strengthen my technique and express myself through color. But like anything, it takes practice to build your skills and develop your own personal style.
Distressed Flowers is a workshop designed to lead the students through my personal painting process; students may choose to paint along with me or use the instruction as a guide while making their own creative and distressing choices.
This course will introduce you to both enhancing and reductive styles of painting. Each lesson builds on the practice of blending the painterly style of brush stroking, textural elements of painting with a palette knife and reductive qualities of removing paint. Each video is downloadable, as well as, streamable allowing each student to incorporate the lessons into a daily/weekly/monthly painting practice by building on skills and developing an expressive painting style of their own.
Although these lessons are in oil, I encourage you to use and try my process in any/all media. The techniques and lessons are not exclusively for oils, however, you may need to add mediums to your paints to extend the drying times for some effects.
Important to Note
* Although these lessons are in oil, I encourage you to use and try my process in any/all media
** if trying oils for the first time, students should first take Oil Painting Sessions - Series 1 – Beginner Oils / Chair Study
*** Not a pre-requisite, however it would be helpful to have taken the Abstract Florals course
**** Not a pre-requisite, however it would be helpful to have taken the Expressive Flowers course