Fundamentals Oil and Acrylic Painting – There is a fundamental body of knowledge that all painters (beginning and advanced) should possess. This body of knowledge not only contains information on the techniques of drawing and painting; also information on the use, care, and safety of working with the tools of an artist. Designed to give both new and experienced painters the information they need to create beautiful paintings. focusing on creating the illusion of depth and volume using value and discussing color, the color wheel and complementary colors.
Figure Drawing – Each class will begin with a short lecture, a demonstration and a series of gesture drawings. Students will then begin a series of short drawings.
The objective of the class is to improve observation, technique and style rather than to have a completed masterpiece.
Intermediate Painting – (Oil/Acrylic – Students will be guided through several small paintings – each painting will focus on a different genre: still life, landscape, portraiture, etc. The objective of this class is to provide students, familiar with my painting techniques, an opportunity to practice the lessons from my Fundamentals of Painting classes. We will discuss painting materials, styles and techniques. In addition, we will discuss photography and getting good images to paint.
Advanced Painting (Oil/Acrylic) – Take your painting to the next level. Each class begins with a brief review of a specific topic (color, materials, composition, value, etc.); then students work on their individual paintings. The goal of this class varies with each student’s individual objectives. If you seek to improve basic skills, experiment with new techniques, or build a cohesive body of work—this class will address your particular needs.
Richard studied illustration at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA and established his illustration business in Boston, MA. His fundamental belief about painting, shapes his work and his teaching: “Creating a painting does not make one an artist. Artists create something extraordinary from their experience, knowledge and ability. Until a painter has discovered and is able to pull instantly from these three primary conditions, he or she is a student. Still, taking pride in being a student moves you closer to creating art.”