Still Life & Floral Painting – The Art Students League

Still Life & Floral Painting

John A. Varriano

John A. Varriano

Workshop Description

February 26–March 2
Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $435 (includes $10 materials fee)
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This exciting workshop will explore compositional elements of light and color harmonies expressed in beautifully composed still life and floral arrangements. The still life is the perfect motif for creating strong and compelling pictorial designs. Students will paint from compositions they will assist in arranging. Considerations of scale, shapes, mass distribution, texture, chiaroscuro, and color temperature will be discussed extensively. The instructor will demonstrate techniques for painting powerful light effects and clean, vivid color.

About the Instructor

John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League’s Annual Exhibit, 2011, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Guilia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY. In 2006 he was one of 20 artist invited to paint the landscape at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado.

He was one of 20 artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012 and 2013 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition in Old Lyme, CT.  Varriano studied at the Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger.  He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY.  He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.

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