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Wednesday
Apr182012

It's Not Over 'Til the Fat Painting Sings

I'm preparing for teaching a workshop in painting on canvas with Stucco Italiano's fine venetian plaster. I have worked extensively with this material in past Stucco Italiano workshops, but this time the focus is on contemporary painting composition instead of antique images and classic themes.

The workshop is set for June 22-24 at Stucco Italiano's spacious studio.
550 S Brandon St.
Seattle, WA 98108  206-838-5888

        For class registration, contact Kay Lynn Guscott <kaylynn@stuccoitalianoinc.com>          

               Come join me for a fabulous time of scraping, troweling, scratching and smoothing! 

FIRST SWOOP.

SECOND SWOOPS

SOME SCRATCHES AND JUICY SQUIGGLES OF BLACK ACRYLIC AND GLAZE.

SCRAPE OVER ALL WITH THE TROWEL.

HMMMMM. NOT THERE YET. SOLUTION:  PAINT IT BLACK AND BLUE WITH PLASTER AND ACRYLICS!

NOW.  PAINT SWISHES OF VAT ORANGE PLASTER.

AND MORE TROWELED SWOOPS OF PASSIONATE RED PLASTER.

NOT BAD. BUT NOT WHAT I'M AFTER.

NOPE.  NOT YET.  I'LL GO HOME AND THINK IT OVER.

EUREKA!  THE Sacred HARDWARE STORE HAS A FABULOUS SQUEEGEE!!!!!

SQUEEGEE, PAUSE, TURN AND SQUEEGEE X 2.

TIP IT.

                                                                  FINI

 

Homage in plaster for Gerard Richter (with a few of my own touches.) by Jennifer Carrasco

 

Here's Master Richter, producing one of his squeegee'd oils.  His dizzying range of skills go from  this:

to this

INCREDIBLE. I BOW AND CURTSEY TO HIS WORK.

SIGH!

 

 

SO HERE'S ANOTHER TRIBUTE.                                            My Homage to Rothko

And here's a line up of some of my possibile approaches, all composed of paint and plaster on stretched canvas.

 

For the workshop, the students will start with several experiments with paint and plaster on small canvases and styene panels, (great for client presentations), then produce

a "grand finale" large scale Stucco Italiano painting! 

Bravissimo!

Three intense days of joyful expression with plaster and paint!

JOIN ME!

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