Paint Like the Masters Series 3: Renaissance Realism

Sunday, June 21st, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Victoria Wallace
Technical Theme: 
21 st Century Grisaille

How would you like to have an authentic masterpiece, like a Monet, a van Gogh, a Frida Kahlo, a Caravaggio, or a Klimt painting in your home? In this new series of 3 workshops, artist, Victoria Wallace, will show you how to create your very own masterpiece inspired by some of the world’s most renowned artists.

21 st Century Grisaille (pronounced like Versailles) is artist, Victoria Wallace’s, modern take on an old masters oil painting technique using only tones of gray to establish a composition, after which coloured transparent oil glazes were added to finish the work.  Renaissance artists such as Mantegna and Caravaggio often used grisaille as a classicising effect, either in imitation of the effect of a classical sculptured relief, or of Roman painting.

In this workshop, Victoria will show you how to create a modern Grisaille effect using dry media and acrylic polymer medium, after the master’s technique but in a much less time-consuming fashion.

Steps include:
– Drawing out designs with dry media onto canvas
– The creation of grisailles with the addition of acrylic medium
– Painting designs with pigmented acrylic transparencies/ glazes/washes to completion

The finest artist quality acrylic paints will be provided in this series of workshops.
Fee: $125 + HST (includes all supplies)

*This workshop is suitable for artists with some drawing ability to professional artist.
**Please bring inspiration photos to work from, e.g. faces, figures, buildings, etc.

Victoria Wallace Bio:

Victoria Wallace is an visual artist whose trompe l’oeil techniques have been mastered through years of mural painting. Her commissions include television, film, theatre, restaurants, and private collections.

She has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, in the Distillery District, Toronto, as well as at Proximity Fine Art, NU Work Gallery in Warkworth and at Rail’s End Gallery in Haliburton. Victoria teaches at Haliburton School of the Arts, Fleming College in Peterborough, and the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

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