I taught my newest painting "Starry Eyed" at Donna Downey Studios last Saturday. A couple friends of mine Flo and Melody were celebrating Melody's birthday and they brought some friends and family. We all had a wonderful time and I want to show off their paintings. We had 3 hours and I think they each did a beautiful job on their 16"x20" canvases.
I teach this workshop in the studio and as an online workshop. If you are interested in painting this project, please check out the link at: http://www.donnadowney.com/products/starry-eyed-online-workshop
Starry Eyed Workshop is Stephen Lursen's debut, large scale painting, video workshop. Watch, learn, and work along with him as he paints a 4' x 3' mixed media painting. He breaks each step down with wonderful explanations that clearly demonstrate every step of the process. With a total of 129 minutes (over 2 hours!) of instruction, this experience is the closest you can come to taking a full, in person workshop, with Stephen right here at Donna Downey Studios.
Concerned about working large for the first time? Don't be! You can do it! Furthermore, this painting is completely scaleable. You can use the lessons learned in this video and create a wide range of paintings, from very small to much larger than Stephen's 4'x3' canvas. No prior painting skills are necessary!
The included collaged element (the figures PDF) are downloadable in 6 sizes to empower you to pick the right size for your canvas.
Feel free to preview the supplies list to make sure you have the necessary supplies and purchase whatever may be needed.
part 1 (10:20) - Beginning an abstract painting
part 2 (13:29) - Fun with splattering paint
part 3 (13:00) - Glazing color over color
part 4 (9:31) - A nod to the past; Vincent van Gogh
part 5 (9:59) - All that glitters and gleams
part 6 (12:11) - Simple landscaping and collage
part 7 (6:37) - Building a fire and letting it glow
part 8 (13:52) - Simple figure painting
part 9 (13:50) - Making it snuggly... painting colorful textiles