Happy New Year! Wishing you all time for creative pursuits in 2023!
Friday, December 30, 2022
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
My 2 year sabbatical is coming to end. For the upcoming year I'll be offering limited private sessions only. The fall session is full and I do not keep a waiting list. Please just email me later in the fall if you are interested in sessions for winter 2023.
This summer I offered limited 1-1 sessions, an intensive short summer session in August. Here's a look at one of our projects.
Acrylic on 12x16 canvas. This project covers so much!!!
Step 5. Mix tints to paint the openings of the vases. Always add a small amount of your color to the white paint to create a tint. This will give you much more control over the color as well as the amount of paint you mix. For this project just a small amount of each tint is needed. Notice that the overlapping areas have also changed their tint color to correspond with overlapping complimentary color. The outlines were painted with red mixed with just a bit of black. The background colors are complimentary colors, yellow and violet. We ran out of time but the next step would be shadows.
Pay attention to the negative space on the top, bottom and sides of the canvas. The space are similar, giving the objects some room on the canvas but at the same time filling the canvas. We drew with colored pencils so that any lines would become a part of the painting and not show up as pencil lines and distract from the colors.
There is lot of planning and time we required for this project. Allow 5 hours, we did it over the course of 2 days and ran out of time for shadows. I would recommend this project for ages 10 and up.
Monday, May 2, 2022
One of my favorite still life subjects with students is this little red Bialetti Moka Pot. Not just because it makes the most delicious coffee but it is just so darn cute. This beautiful linocut is by a 5th grade artist!
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Tiptoeing my way back into classes!
That was fast!!! Private sessions are full for now!!!
One on one classes start with the basics. Drawing with pencil, charcoal and inks students look closely at still life arrangements in the studio. Comparing daily use objects with each other, students are looking closely at size, curves and angles to accurately re-create the arrangement.
We then progress to more detailed studies and look at shadows and high lights.
Quick studies with bamboo in pens and a focus on line quality.
The same subject but with water soluble pencils.
Please contact Ameen for more details and scheduling. Private sessions are offered to fully vaccinated students. All materials are provided. $50 per hour.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
The final touches for the Art Fair.
The main walls even got a fresh coat of paint!
A stack of over 100 5X7 water colors does not occupy much space. I framed about 25 pieces and matted all the rest and slipped them into 8x10 sleeves. Unframed pieces were spread out on table tops on the patio and in the studio. It was so rewarding to see everything presented!
Deciding what to frame!!!!
From the drawers....
The studio/gallery is open by appointment. You can contact me through my website www.ameendhillon.com