Something Different

Subtle Transitions“Subtle Transitions” 4′ x 4′ mixed media on wood

This new painting marks a different direction from previous work. I’d like to think it is the beginning of a new series of work. Part of what I enjoy is continually creating different compositions. This minimalist approach is an attempt to create a mood, or a feeling that is serene and yet somewhat mysterious. Many layers of paint and materials have been applied to this work. What is inspiring me is to see 3 to 5 similar works combined for a larger presence. Onward…

For those interested in learning my approach to paint, plus using mixed media materials, here is my studio workshop schedule thru May :

Introductory Mixed Media Workshop
This fun, concentrated workshop will have you exploring and practicing ideas and techniques used in creating mixed media abstract art. I will be sharing methods to approach composition, color and texture, while discussing intuition, and letting go. All paint and materials are provided. You may bring any water-soluble paints or favorite brushes you like to work with, but not needed.
All skill levels welcomed-No artistic experience necessary. All that is needed is a positive attitude and a willingness to play.
Hours: 1 – 4:30 pm
Cost for each workshop – 75.00 (15% discount for signing up for two or more workshops in advance.)

All Day Saturday Mixed Media Workshop
In this fun, exploratory workshop you’ll have all day to express your creativity as I share my approach to creating mixed media abstract art. All paint and materials provided.
You may bring any water-soluble paints or brushes you like to work with, but not needed.
This workshop has an option to bring something you are working on.
Note: If you want to bring large work, you’ll need to let me know the size to make sure there is enough room in the studio. Also if you want to work vertical, you will need to bring your own easel, and possibly larger brushes.
All skill levels welcomed-No artistic experience necessary.
All that is needed is a positive attitude and a willingness to play.
Hours: 10 – 5 pm
Light lunches provided with non-vegan and vegan options.
Cost for each workshop – 195.00 (15% discount for signing up for two or more workshops in advance.)

Schedule thru May of 2016
April 10 Introductory Workshop / Sunday 1–4:30
April 17 Introductory Workshop / Sunday 1–4:30

May 7 All Day Saturday Workshop / Saturday 10–5
May 8 Introductory Workshop / Sunday 1–4:30
May 15 Introductory Workshop / Sunday 1–4:30

Interested? Please reply by email chenry@sonic.net or call (707) 478-8150
Space is limited. Please sign up early to reserve a space.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Something Different”

  1. Hi Chris,

    I really enjoy this piece. I particularly appreciate the limited palette that allows me to focus on the subtle layering. And I am drawn to the strong overall composition.

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