Abstraction and Realism in one Painting!
Follow me one brushstroke at a time as I take you through the process of creating this dramatic painting of a beautiful seagull. Learn to create expressive abstract backgrounds and lay in the details over the top. Discover the power of a simple palette and a painterly approach. Follow along step by step using the resource photos or use the techniques to create something more your own.
At month's end Richard will choose 5 student paintings to critique and they will also be included in the International Artist magazine. Enjoy!
Only available to premium members for $20usd/month.
Each year I teach a few workshops in various locations. I've taught in New Zealand, Mexico, The French Alps, Australia, Hawaii, USA, Canada, Italy and Spain.
Simply contact me and we'll see what we can arrange. I'm happy to fly to anywhere in the world to teach (when covid allows) - just let me know where you are and how many people you could organise to join us. It's not as difficult as it sounds - just contact a local painting group if you're not already in one and put the idea to them.
For instance to fly to the United States for a workshop I would need about 10-15 people for a 2 day class paying $150USD each per day. The closer you are to New Zealand (where I live) the cheaper the workshop would be - Australia would cost about $120AUD each per day. Within NZ is about $100NZD each per day.
Contact me to talk about a organising a group workshop.
For anyone wanting to develop their painting skills rapidly, a one on one day course with me could be just what the doctor ordered. We'll usually start outdoors where you'll learn about WHY things look like they do and how to translate your perceptions to paint on canvas. We can also paint in my studio.
The tuition will be tailored to your skill level - even if it's your very first painting. It's a fun and engaging day and your brain will be bursting with information by the end of it. My goal is to thoroughly inform and inspire you to greater things.
Individual Cost: $350
With a friend: $450
I can supply all or any materials at very cheap prices.
You will need...
All your painting gear
Roll of toilet paper/rags
Plastic bag for rubbish
Swimsuit if you want to swim
Contact me to arrange a day course or to find out more.