Sunday, August 17, 2008

Oils Class

08-16-08 was my first morning taking an oils class with Tim Tyler. We spent the morning get to know each other a bit, learning what we knew or what we didn't know. Tim approached his teaching with wonderful humor and information about paintings he has seen. His range of students are from the complete beginner to professional artists. We began by learning about different vendors and their paints, the color wheel, brushes and palette knives, edges, and some mediums, the basics of painting.

Tim had us use a palette knife to apply white paint to the canvas or board. The goal was to achieve a very smooth surface with a knife and then square it up using the knife. It sounds easy doesn't it, well unless one is very proficient with a knife, it isn't. My time in the class is about 3 hours while his normal Saturday class is seven hours.

Below are two photos I took in class and have to apologize for the blurred photos. Next week, I promise to do better. Tim is standing by one of his beautiful paintings. His skin tones are simply marvelous and the textures behind the little girl's head are marvelous. Photos just don't do justice to his work. Karen is in the next photo and is ready to take notes as Tim shares his knowledge with us.

5 comments:

Deborah A. Léger said...

Hi Ann:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the class and are going back! Tim sounds like a great teacher. That's an awesome portrait he's stood beside. I'll bet you really soak up his knowledge about portraits because I know how much you enjoy them. Maybe you'll be able to stay longer at some of the classes as you adjust.

And isn't that great that your electricity is done!!!

Deb

ps - I'm working on those pages for you right now in between laundry loads ....

RHCarpenter said...

That portrait Tim did is stunning! I know you'll learn and enjoy learning from him. Keep healthy and strong and don't overdo but make sure if you do nothing else during the week, you go to class! :)

Deborah A. Léger said...

I agree with Rhonda, Ann! Make sure you get to class becuase it looks like an awesome opportunity for you!!! Rest up well the few days before. :-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i really enjoyed the photos in the studio, especially the first one where everything is in focus and the live person is moving. it is a room that a person would want to spend a lot of time creating.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you all for your comments. I definitely plan to go to class and pace myself so I can take in all Tim shares with us. The room in the photo is a great room in which to paint. The room has a huge North window plus being surrounded by Tim's work is inspirational.