Abstracting the Still Life

Saturday April 22 1-4pm and Sunday April 23 1-4pm

Presented by Kamilla Talbot

Beginning by observing a still life, we aim to “get it right,” by bringing our three-dimensional perceptions to the two-dimensions of the paper. We will focus on the process rather than the product, allowing discoveries along the way. On Sunday, ways into abstraction such as cropping and collage will be introduced. Balancing observation and invention, students are encouraged to follow their own intuition and explorations, abstracting from life in order to make relational, complete images. Demonstrations will be done in watercolor, but all water-media are welcome. This workshop is open to all levels, although some experience in watercolor or drawing will be helpful.


Materials list:

Bring your own water-media supplies if you have them, and there will also be supplies available for use. (Watercolor/ink/acrylic paint, brushes and paper)

Kamilla Talbot, a graduate of RISD and the New York Studio School, works in watercolor and oils. She paints the landscape and the natural world, and lately has been painting mushrooms. kamillatalbot.com @kamillatalbot

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updated 02/20/24