Still Life Painting with Oils, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils

Lisa Dinhofer

Lisa Dinhofer, Cherries, 2012, 30" x 22", Color Pencil

Class Description

STILL LIFE IS THE ONE PAINTING GENRE WHERE THE ARTIST IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE PICTURE PLANE.

The basics of composition, drawing techniques as well as the complexities of color relationships all lead to the creation of a viable painting.  The understanding of this creative process is the object of the class.  Oil, watercolor or color pencil– all media are welcome in this course.  All levels of students or artists are welcome in this course.  There will be several still life set ups through out the summer to work from.  Students are also encouraged to prepare and set up their own.  Instruction will be based on an individual’s need and interest.

About the Instructor

Lisa Dinhofer—painter, draftswoman and printmaker—earned her BA with honors from Brandeis University. For two years, she participated in the summer program at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, later receiving her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo shows were at Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York, 2012) and at Purdue University (Indiana, 2010). Her paintings, drawings and prints are widely collected, and publicly represented at Brooklyn Museum of Art, City College (CUNY), IBM and other venues. In 2003, she completed a 90-foot glass mosaic mural, Losing My Marbles, which was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program. It is centrally located at the Times Square subway station. Currently, Ms. Dinhofer is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York.

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