Expressive paint-handling is one of the most important qualities of a good work of art. Neglecting the improvement of your brush skills will always hold back your painting progress. The terms “expressive” or “gestural” are used to describe a method of fine art painting characterized by energetic brushstrokes deliberately emphasizing the sweep of the painter's arm or movement of the hand. In other words, the brushwork expresses the artist's emotions, personality and confidence. This course will focus on developing brush-handling skills through a series of simple exercises. We will move on to using these techniques to interpret various subject matter.
Notes: Painting demos will be done with acrylics, and the respective oil mediums will be discussed.